Just hoping and wishing for a great smile won’t work. Cosmetic dentistry prices for tooth crowns and bridges certainly aren’t going to go down much in the near future. But by requesting a free quote from Smile Clinic Slovakia for your crowns and bridges, you will receive a simple dentistry treatment plan today, and be on the path to taking action that will change what and how you eat, and even how you look and smile forever.
What are porcelain crowns?
A tooth crown (commonly know as tooth caps) is a porcelain cap made from pure ceramic placed over a carefully prepared natural or dental implant. Once the crown is permanently cemented, your smile and chewing ability is like that or even better than your natural teeth. It is used in the case of tooth restoration, for a tooth or teeth gone past the stage of protection by simple white fillings or inlays / onlays, or for extensive cosmetic changes to a person’s smile.
Two types of ceramic crowns
Apart from gold crowns, There are 2 commonly used types of crowns, porcelain fused and all ceramic. These are either custom made by hand or are made using a 3D scanning machine called “Cerec” in our dental lab.
A metal core forms the interior and the basis for exterior porcelain. The metal creates the strength that functions like your natural teeth and the exterior porcelain ensures that the color and shape matches your existing teeth naturally. For this type of tooth crown or a tooth bridge made up of this type of ceramic bridgework, 2 visits are needed with two weeks between them.
All ceramic crown
This special type of crown is made from a porcelain-like material called zirconium oxide.
Next to your natural teeth, it is almost impossible to differentiate which are your natural or zirconium oxide teeth, due to their translucency the crowned teeth do not seem darker but much more natural when taken with a flash camera. They also save you from the “grey rim” – sometimes you may notice on older people with porcelain fused crowns, that they have a grey rim around the top. This happens when the gums recede with old age.
You can check out these names (procera, zirconia) on the Internet, and you’ll see that they are used by the best dentists in the world, but with a huge price tag. Also if you have metal allergy or concerns about metals, the zirconium oxide crown is highly recommended.
Porcelain Crown Bridge
You can replace one, two, three or four missing teeth next to each other with a porcelain crown bridge. A bridge permanently connects two existing (natural or implanted) teeth, filling in the area left by a missing tooth or two, three or four teeth. The two ends of the bridge are anchored to natural or implanted teeth. The materials used for creating a bridge are a custom shade of porcelain chosen by you to match your surrounding teeth.
The crowns hold the bridge, and the existing (natural or implanted) teeth, on each side of the missing one(s), hold the crown. The teeth on both sides of the missing one(s) must be prepared as crowns, which will serve as abutments to hold the replacement teeth in place.
Although a bridge can, in theory, replace even more than 2 missing teeth next to each other, we generally recommend one or two dental implants. A bridge combined with dental implants will result in more strength, comfort and a longer lasting solution than a bridge in itself.
Reviewed by: Dr Marek Šalka
Do you have a clinic in the UK that i can go to so that they can give me a full costing on all the work i want doe or advise as to what the best option is? From what i can read it seems i might need some crowns and or bridges but dont know the best option.
Daniel Shaw says
As opinions of what can be done for your teeth depend on the skills of the doctor & technology available, we don’t have a local UK clinic for check-ups – just a partner clinic in London for adjustments if needed.
However, there’s a lot we can tell from a photograph and your notes, so I’ll send you an email right now about how to go about that, and I’m sure we can give you a 90% accurate quotation & treatment plan over email / phone as we have done for 10,000 other UK patients so far. I hope that helps!
Ian Cross says
I have a 5 tooth bridge at the moment which was fitted around 10 years ago, it consists of the front 5 teeth at the top, I do not like the look of it now and would like to have it replaced, I also want the bottom row done as I feel the teeth are too long as well
Nika Csicsoova says
I sent you an email regarding your dental case.
I have had a bridge on six of my lower teeth for the last three years but it feels too heavy. How much would it cost to redo, please?
Daniel Shaw says
Dear Alex, that simply would be the cost of 6 crowns = £327 x 6, you’d need 5 working days with us, or 2 one day visits with 203 weeks between them.
Does that help?
I have an old metal crown (based on a pivot) and I would like to know the price to change it to a new one (white). I am not insured in Slovakia.
Nika Csicsoova says
Thank you for contacting us. I sent a reply to your email with all the information regarding changing your crown.
I´m looking forward hearing from you
Nadezhda Koleva says
I would like to ask for the price list for crowns, please.
Daniel Shaw says
How many crowns do you require?
Sylvia Volkovicova says
poprosila by som info o cene koruniek a dyh.
Poprosila by som o kalkulaciu servisu:
1.vymena koruniek na prednych zuboch,hornej rady 5 koruniek spolu v lavo a 5 koruniek spolu v pravo hore.poprosim obe ceny ceramic aj porcelan.
2. doba za aku by sa dali korunky nasadit.
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