The cost of porcelain crowns

The cost of porcelain crowns

Porcelain (porcelain-fused-to-metal) crowns provide an excellent and cost-effective solution in cases when the tooth is so damaged it cannot be fixed by a filling or a veneer.

The porcelain crowns are produced using a special, computer-aided technology in a CAD-CAM system. The process of manufacturing the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is almost completely automatized. At our clinic, we only use high-quality materials to make porcelain crowns.

The advantages of porcelain crowns

  • Strong material
  • Durability
  • Natural appearance
  • Excellent fit thanks to the CAD-CAM technology

What does the price depend on?

The cost of a porcelain crown depends on the complexity of the treatment and the materials used. Below, we will show you three examples for different scenarios (these estimates do not contain the prices of other treatments that might be necessary depending on the patient’s condition).

Single porcelain crown

Placement of a single crown onto an implant
Placement of a single crown onto an implant
Cost for a single zirconia crown
Cost in € Cost in £
Treatment Pcs. Price per unit Total fee Price per unit Total fee
Consultation 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Panoramic X-ray 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Temporary crown 1 30 € 30 € 25 £ 25 £
Zirconia crown 1 199 € 199 € 153 £ 153 £
Check up 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Total 229 € Total 178 £

Crowns are a type of dental restoration that is placed onto the part of a tooth above the gum line or onto a dental implant.

Crowns for a three-unit bridge

Placement of a bridge on two implants
Placement of a bridge on two implants
Cost for a three-unit zirconia bridge
Cost in € Cost in £
Treatment Pcs. Price per unit Total fee Price per unit Total fee
Consultation 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Panoramic X-ray 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Temporary crown 3 30 € 90 € 25 £ 75 £
Zirconia crown 3 199 € 597 € 153 £ 459 £
Check up 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Total 687 € Total 534 £

Bridges are dental restorations made up of two or more crowns. They can be used for partial or complete restorations. They needed to be supported at least on two points to ensure their stability. Bridges are usually supported by natural teeth, but they can also be placed onto implants (artificial roots).

If only one tooth is missing, the two adjacent teeth can be used as abutment to support the bridge. After the preparation and reduction of the two supporting teeth, an impression is taken, and the cast is sent to the laboratory to construct the three-unit bridge. The middle unit of the bridge is supposed to replace the missing tooth and the two adjacent units fit perfectly onto the prepared teeth. The bridge is bonded to the teeth with a special dental cement.

Complete porcelain bridge

Complete bridge placed on six implants
Complete bridge placed on six implants
Cost for a complete bridge of 12 crowns
Cost in € Cost in £
Treatment Pcs. Price per unit Total fee Price per unit Total fee
Consultation 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Panoramic X-ray 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Temporary crown 12 30 € 360 € 25 £ 300 £
Zirconia crown 12 199 € 2 388 € 153 £ 1 836 £
Check up 1 0 € 0 € 0 £ 0 £
Total 2 748 € Total 2 136 £

The complete bridge can be an ideal solution if the patient is missing the majority or all of their teeth or if their teeth are aesthetically lacking. If the patient has no teeth at all, the bridge needs to be placed onto implants (the cost of implants and abutments are not included in the below estimates. To learn more about the cost of implants, click here).

Porcelain crowns are high-quality, durable and aesthetic restorations. The colour of the crowns match the natural teeth, so after the treatment the patients can smile with full confidence.