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Bridging the gap between now and your future smile

Dental crowns and bridges

Dental crowns and bridges in 60 seconds

  • CEREC same-day dental crowns available
  • 12 months 0% interest treatment financing plans
  • Tooth-coloured aesthetic restorations for teeth and dental implants
  • Accurate and zero-mess virtual impressions with CEREC Primescan digital scanner

No deposit, 0% interest payment plans available

Home  /  general dentistry  /  Crowns & bridges

Cost

from

£718

per crown

Our dentists

Dr Emanuele Clozza

Dental crowns: your treatment at Lotus Dental Clinic

Crowns are small but strong covers that reinforce weak teeth.

They can be made of different materials, including gold and other metals. At Lotus Clinic, our material of choice is a special dental-grade ceramic because it allows us to design beautiful tooth-coloured crowns in a single day using CEREC technology.

What is ‘CEREC’?

CEREC stands for Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a restoration system that makes it possible for dentists to design and place ceramic restorations in one appointment.

Amazing dental clinic! I arrived here for several treatments including root canal, installation of crowns and veneers. Staff is warm, accommodating and professional. Clinic looks ultra modern yet inviting. The clinic continuously invests in the most cutting edge dental technologies, including invisialign and implantpilot. This place is several notches above every other place I have ever been to. Look no more for any of your dental needs!!!

Yonatan Zetuny

Aesthetic tooth-coloured fillings

There are two main types of dental fillings: direct and indirect.

Direct restorations are shaped and cured directly inside the prepared tooth. Indirect fillings (also called inlays) are first designed and cured outside the mouth and then are fitted to the tooth like inserting a piece into a puzzle.

We provide both types of these aesthetic dental restorations here at Lotus Clinic. Direct fillings are made from a composite resin dental material that can be coloured to match your natural tooth shade. The indirect fillings are milled on site in a CEREC machine that carves solid inlays out of ceramic blocks.

To create an indirect restoration that precisely fits your tooth, we will take a digital scan of your teeth. There is no need for taking any messy dental impressions.

Depending on the size and shape of the tooth you need to restore, your Lotus Clinic dentist will recommend either a white filling or a ceramic inlay.

Your treatment journey

Here is what your treatment will look like when you choose Lotus Clinic for your dental crown.

Scan your bite

We will use the CEREC Primescan intraoral scanner to capture a digital record of the way your teeth fit together when you bite down.

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Prepare your tooth

Your Lotus Clinic dentist will prepare the tooth that is to receive the crown. Preparation involves trimming away the outer layer of your tooth and drilling the rest into a conical shape.

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Scan your tooth

We will then take another digital scan to capture the shape of your prepared tooth.

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Design your restoration

The image is sent to a computer program that takes precise measurements and designs a dental crown that will fit perfectly. The design is sent to an on-site milling machine that carves the new crown out of a solid piece of ceramic.

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Place your finished crown

You will try out your new crown right away. If the fit is perfect, your dentist will bond it in place.

Dental bridges at Lotus Dental Clinic

Bridges are very similar to dental crowns, and the treatment process is likewise nearly identical

The biggest difference is that crowns are individual restorations, while bridges are conjoined units that include at least two crowns with a false tooth (pontic) suspended between them.

Why get a bridge?

  • You need to replace one or more missing teeth
  • You need to crown multiple teeth in a row, and one of them is due for extraction
  • You need to brace up the gap in your smile to prevent other teeth from shifting
  • You need to restore multiple dental implants (up to a full arch)

The high-quality restorative treatment we offer here at Lotus Dental Clinic is as affordable as it is beautiful. We offer flexible financing plans and multiple payment options to help you afford your new dental crown or bridge.

Commonly asked questions about dental crowns and bridges

What should I do if my crown comes off?

In the rare event that your dental crown falls off your tooth, the first thing you should do is locate your restoration so that you do not lose or swallow it. Call a dentist right away to set up an emergency dental appointment. 

While you wait, clean your restoration and tooth and see if you can still fit the crown back over your tooth. If you can get it back on easily, place a dab of toothpaste or denture adhesive in your crown to help it stay on your tooth. Avoid chewing on that tooth until you can visit the dentist to have it replaced.

How long will my dental crown or bridge last?

The lifespans of dental crowns vary depending on what they are made of what conditions they are exposed to. If you practice excellent oral hygiene, have regular dental cleanings and protect your restoration from getting damaged, it could last you for ten or even fifteen years.

Should I get a dental bridge or implant?

Dental implants and bridges are both excellent options for replacing lost teeth. They each have unique advantages and drawbacks and neither option is perfect for everyone. To find out whether a bridge or implant is right for you, visit a dentist.

What can I eat after getting a same-day dental crown?

You can continue eating your normal diet right after getting a same-day crown. We do advise you to avoid items that are extremely hot or cold and anything that is chewy, sticky or hard for a day or two after your treatment.

Will others be able to notice my crown or bridge?

No, your ceramic restoration will look so life-like that no one would notice that it is not a natural part of your smile. In fact, tooth-coloured dental crowns are often included in smile makeover treatment plans to make misshapen or discoloured teeth look naturally beautiful.

Ready for your new smile?

Send us your details and we will contact you to arrange a date and time for your appointment

I found the staff at the Lotus Clinic very friendly and helpful. Modern and clean dental surgery. Felt very relaxed throughout my treatment so far. I have complete faith in Dr Frankl and his team. Highly recommend Lotus Clinic.

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Monday - Friday

9am - 6pm

Saturday

10am - 5pm

Sunday

Closed

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943 Finchley Road, Golders Green, London
NW11 7PE

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