Appletree Dental Care, 3 Crow Road, Glasgow, G11 7RT

Tel: 0141 339 1961

Replacing an Old NHS Crown with an Implant and Porcelain Bridge

Janice had problems with an old NHS crown which had recurring infection.

You can see this on the right of the picture below, with a single tooth space just behind it.

Janice before implant bridge treatment

She had been told by her NHS dentist that the crown and root should be removed.

Janice was set against the idea of wearing a removable denture and requested a dental implant option for two teeth.

After her free consultation and X-ray analysis it was decided to explore the possibility of a single implant with two teeth on a cantilever porcelain bridge.

The astute viewer will just be able to see that we placed a porcelain crown on the left of the picture below where there had previously been an old NHS metal filling.

Janice implant bridge

Pleasing cosmetic result

The frontal view (below) shows how we provided a more cosmetic result, filling the space and electing a more natural shade of porcelain to match that of existing porcelain at the front of the upper jaw.

Janice before implant bridge front view

Janice implant bridge side view

Cost for dental implant and crown

The total cost of treatment was £3234 including X-rays , extraction, 2 teeth on a single implant and an additional porcelain ceramic crown.

Janice said “It’s like having three new teeth with no gaps, dark lines or infection. I’m much happier about smiling these days .”

Janice has returned to her regular dentist for routine NHS dental care but she will come back to our Glasgow practice annually to have her implant checked.

Brendan Murphy

A highly-respected cosmetic dentist in Glasgow, Dr Brendan Murphy is a graduate of dentistry from Glasgow University, he has worked with dental patients in the city for more than 20 years. He has a particular interest in dental implantology as well as considerable experience in many kinds of cosmetic dentistry. However, regardless of the treatment services required, Dr Murphy is, first and foremost, motivated to deliver the results his patients want and need.