Crowns and Bridges​​​​​​​

Crowns and Bridges​​​​​​​

Dental Crowns and Bridges are essential dental restorations that serve different purposes.
Dental crowns protect teeth that are severely damaged and have lost quite a bit of their original structure. 
Dental bridges are frequently used when one or more teeth are missing and which were originally adjacent to each other. A bridge consists of crowns fitted over the teeth adjacent to the gap, supporting the replacement or false teeth.

When crowns and bridges are recommended

damaged teeth

Dental crowns are used to cover and fortify decayed or weakened teeth, safeguarding them from further damage and restoring their natural strength and function.

missing teeth

Bridges are custom-made dental restorations that effectively fill the gaps left by missing teeth, restoring aesthetics and functionality with seamless integration 


Dental crowns and bridges offer personalized and natural-looking solutions to enhance the beauty of smiles, boosting confidence and overall oral aesthetics

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The Process of Crowns and Bridges

Teeth are prepared for crowns and bridges by applying a local anaesthetic to numb the area before carefully reshaping and removing any damaged or infected portions. A detailed dental impression is taken and sent to the dental lab, where skilled technicians craft your crown and bridge according to precise specifications. Meanwhile, temporary prostheses are fitted over the prepared teeth for protection. Once the permanent restorations are ready, the temporary teeth are removed, and the new restorations are checked for satisfaction before being permanently fixed in place. Crowns and bridges can be made from various materials to suit the location of the restoration and meet your aesthetic preferences.

Types of Crowns and Bridges

There are different types of crowns and bridges, varying mainly in the materials used for their construction. It is essential to comprehend these differences, as each type serves specific purposes depending on individual dental needs.

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns and Bridges 

Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns and bridges have been used for many years. They have a precious metal alloy substructure covered with lifelike porcelain to create an aesthetically pleasing result. They are strong and durable and can last for years. A PFM restoration is more affordable than all ceramic crowns and bridges, and modern porcelains can be closely matched to your existing teeth, creating a natural and lifelike appearance.

However, over time the gum around the margin can gradually recede, exposing the edge of the crown. Because the crown has a metal substructure, it tends to be greyer around the margin, and the receding gum can expose this metal, creating a dark line. A greyer appearance around the margin can also be a problem for people with naturally thinner gum tissue. Some people have metal allergies that make them less suitable for porcelain fused to metal crowns. Also, we need to remove more of the tooth to place a PFM crown.

Zirconia Crowns and Bridges 

Zirconium is a newer material that is entirely metal-free, creating a highly aesthetic appearance. The latest zirconia crowns have translucency and liveliness, making them appear entirely natural. They are a popular choice for restoring front teeth but are strong enough to restore any tooth in the mouth. 

Because zirconia crowns do not contain metal, they are perfect for anyone with metal allergies or who would prefer to have metal-free restorations. There is no risk of a dark line developing around the margin, and these crowns and bridges are precision made using digital dentistry, so they fit extremely well, creating a tight seal that protects the tooth underneath. Zirconia is very biocompatible and is even suitable for people with bruxism. A special type of zirconia for bruxism ensures the opposing teeth will not become damaged or worn down.

The disadvantage of zirconia crowns and bridges is their price. This is a premium material; crowns and bridges are more expensive to produce, but they are long-lasting with the right aftercare.

Emax Crowns 

Emax is an all-ceramic called lithium disilicate, and the restorations are created from a single block of pre-shaded material that is hand-finished and characterised. They are very translucent and are excellent where aesthetics is a concern, for example, when restoring front teeth. However, although relatively strong, Emax restorations are not as durable as zirconia and are unsuitable for bridges. They also tend to cost more than zirconia or PFM crowns. 

Introducing our principal dentist

Introducing our principal dentist

Introducing our principal dentist

My name is Dr Renata Heintz, and I consider myself lucky, as few people can say they find joy in their work. I have dedicated my professional life to helping people like you to have a natural, healthy-looking smile.

Dr. Renata Heintz
owner, dental specialist
Who will help you with the process?

Who will help you with the process?

Who will help you with the process?

I've been working at Firstdent for over 10 years and I absolutely love it. As your personal dental guide, I'll be there to hold your hand every step of the way, from start to finish. Passionate about helping our clients achieve their perfect smile, I'm dedicated to providing exceptional care and support throughout your dental journey.

Adrienn Laufer
Patient coordinator

How to get back your confident smile


Consultation in London

Experience a Warm Welcome from Our Team at your initial consultation, held in London. You'll be greeted by our friendly team who will put you at ease and answer any questions you may have.


Customised treatment plan

After your consulttaion  We'll create a tailored treatment plan just for you. With alternative solutions and a detailed approach, we'll make sure you're well informed and comfortable throughout the entire process.


Organising travel to Budapest

Our dedicated support team will assist you with all your travel arrangements, including flights, accommodation, and transport coordination. We'll ensure that your journey is as smooth and comfortable as possible. 


Dental treatment in Hungary

In Budapest, our team of experts ensures that the treatment is delivered with the utmost professionalism and care, guaranteeing a top-quality and personalized experience for our patients.. 

Prices of Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain fused to metal crown

The in-chair teeth whitening procedure usually takes around one hour and effectively assists in achieving favorable outcome.

£ 240


Zirconia crown

A home whitening kit is a dental product that includes materials and instructions for users to whiten their teeth in the comfort of their own home.

£ 370


Emax crown

Composite inlays are made from tooth-colored composite resin material and are used to repair damaged or decayed teeth.

£ 390



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During the consultation to facilitate your treatment plan effectively, a panoramic x-ray is required. If you have your own, please bring it with you. Alternatively, we can perform the x-ray for a fee of £60.