emax crowns are a type of ceramic crown which has long lasting and good aesthetic qualities. This crown is often used as it has an highly attractive appearance which can be matched to the rest of your teeth. This crown is not available through the NHS. The cost privately is £400 and charge for Highland Dental Plan patients is £100
A dental crown is a tooth -shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore a tooth that has been broken, decayed or severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To cover misshapen or discoloured teeth (to improve appearance)
- To cover a dental implant
The Dental laboratory where we mainly source our crown work is DTS a well established business situated in Glasgow.
This type of crown consists of a metal base which fits snuggly around the underlying tooth, post or filling. A porcelain cover then covers the metal to provide a tooth-like appearance. – The cost of this crown varies on the type of metal used but will be between £350 and £450
Gold Crowns are still considered a great material for fabricating crowns, however, the recent escalation in the costs of gold and the fact that most patients want a tooth coloured material have meant it is no longer a commonly used material in dentistry. As the price of the gold alloy varies with market forces and size of crown (tooth dependent) it is not possible to place a price on the website, however as a rough estimate will be circa £600??