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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

The Natural Smile Restoration

Badly damaged or missing teeth cause all sorts of problems. Mealtimes lead to difficult decisions about what you can bite or chew, and socialising becomes fraught with self-conscious doubts about the appearance of your smile.

If this sounds familiar, here comes great news: Restoring your smile with a crown or bridge has never been easier. At The CDC, we place custom-made dental restorations that are indistinguishable from the real thing, leaving you with functioning teeth and a smile you’ll love.


CEREC—The Jewel In the Crown

We can use a life-like custom-made dental crown to cap a damaged tooth or dental implant. Capping a damaged tooth with a crown protects it from further injury or decay. When used with a dental implant, the crown replaces the tooth. Dental crowns can be metal, resin, or porcelain.


Porcelain Crowns & Same-Day CEREC Restorations

Porcelain crowns offer an unparalleled natural aesthetic with more durability than resin. We can skillfully match the shape and colour of your natural teeth for a seamless smile, and thanks to next-generation digital CEREC production facilities right here in the clinic, we can produce stunning porcelain crowns in as little as a day.


Metal Crowns

Metal offers supreme durability, making it an excellent choice for restoring the hard-working molars at the back of your mouth.


Resin Crowns

Resin is a cost-effective option providing a more natural look than metal. Although it looks great, resin doesn’t have the same durability and lifespan as other materials, so it may need earlier replacement.

The Crown Placement Process

Because your dental crown is made-to-measure, the process involves several steps.


The Consultation

If you need a crown, we’ll invite you to one of our welcoming modern clinics in Newcastle or Durham for an initial assessment. We’ll take digital scans of the affected tooth and begin planning our restoration.

At this stage, we’ll also discuss the process in more depth and answer any questions you may have.

The Creation

Every crown we place is meticulously made to measure using the latest dental technology. We believe the skill, artistry, and precision design of these crowns are remarkable—we know you’ll love yours.

The Coronation

We won’t leave you waiting long. After we’ve made your crown, we’ll firmly bond it to your existing tooth so you can eat and smile with confidence again.

The Bridge to Your New Smile

A bridge is a life-like dental restoration that replaces a missing tooth with support from one or both neighbouring teeth, bringing back your smile and your ability to bite and chew.

Left without a replacement tooth, the gaps in your smile could cause neighbouring teeth to drift, leading to misalignment. A bridge prevents this movement. In addition, completing your smile with a bridge makes brushing your teeth easier, reducing the potential for decay and infection. There are different types of bridges; each has its specific benefits.


Traditional Bridges

A traditional bridge consists of a replacement tooth, called a pontic, joined on either side by two dental crowns. These crowns are bonded to your natural teeth. Traditional bridges are porcelain and metal. Because of the materials used, we can create a perfect replacement for your missing teeth.


Cantilever Bridges

If we replace a tooth with only one neighbour, we’ll use a cantilever bridge. These have a pontic supported by a single dental crown bonded to a natural tooth.


Maryland Bridges

Maryland bridges differ from traditional and cantilever bridges. Instead of taking its support from crowns placed on the adjacent teeth, a Maryland bridge has metal wings bonded behind the neighbouring teeth, providing a quick and stable restoration.

Let’s Build Bridges

If a bridge sounds like the right option, here are the steps you’ll take to your new smile.



First, we’ll assess your smile, using the latest technology to examine the teeth we’ll use to support your bridge. This helps us work out which type of bridge is right for you.

During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss what you can expect from the procedure, talk through finance options, and answer your questions.


Every bridge that we place is bespoke. We’ll carefully plan the procedure and craft a bridge specifically for you. We may need to prepare the supporting teeth. If this is the case, we may remove a small portion of the enamel from them to make way for the crown.


After your bridge is crafted, we can bond it in place. Throughout the placement process, we’ll ensure you’re comfortable.

Talk of the Tyne

Don’t just take our word for it listen to what our patients have to say about The CDC service.

Not me!

A botched crown made Christine self-conscious, so she turned to the Cosmetic Dental Clinic to set it right. Watch to the end to find out about Christine’s only regret about choosing The CDC!

All in a
Day’s Work

Colin’s sore gums and toothache were no match for The CDC team. He says CDC’s Darren Cannell is a fantastic dentist—and the most ethical professional ever!

One Last

Here’s what happened when we asked Lesley to take one last look at the smile she lived with before visiting The CDC.


We’re Five-Star Rated!

Read what patients say about five-star cosmetic and restorative dentistry from The CDC team.

Sarah Sixsmith 

An excellent Dental clinic, which is very clean and professional. The dental nurses are also very friendly and approachable, which creates a nice ambience in the clinic, especially if you’re a little nervous about visiting the dentist. Highly recommended.

Marilyn Thorp

I have travelled 150 miles round trip to go to the Cosmetic Dental Clinic for dental treatment since 2010. That should be enough of a recommendation!

Callum Hodgson

Amazing service by Nigel and his team at Durham clinic, i had Invisalign, whitening and bonding and the entire experience was great. Communication throughout and were always there to help. Great finance options available totally recommend, finished my treatment now and cant stop smiling!

Emma Williams

Absolutely amazing service from Emily at the Newcastle branch. Emily really went the extra mile for me and I’m so grateful. My whole experience with the Cosmetic Dentist has been outstanding from start to finish and I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks again Emma 😊

Angela Lusk 

I would highly recommend Nigel and the team at Durham. I had old veneers from 30 years ago and I always felt very conscious of my horrible teeth and didn’t like smiling. Now I have lovely new veneers and I love them. Thank you so much.

Kelly Johnson 

The staff at the clinic are extremely friendly and welcoming. I had my treatment of Invisalign, home whitening and bonding with Nigel and Ellie who were very professional and helpful. They were a pleasure to know and I am very happy with my results 😁

Your New Smile at The CDC

We take pride in the natural-looking life-enhancing crowns and bridges we place at the CDC. Contact us today to schedule your crown or bridge consultation.


Find Us in Newcastle and Durham

You’re never far from The CDC.

Find us at Old Eldon Square in Newcastle town centre or visit our Old Elvet clinic in Durham.

DURHAM 7 Old Elvet
0191 375 0191
NEWCASTLE 2 Old Eldon Square,
0191 260 3688