Specialist Crown and Bridge Laboratory

HQ Dental started as a specialist crown and bridge laboratory, and our crown and bridge department has remained a special interest ever since. We can, along with conventional porcelain bonded work, provide a whole range of the very latest ‘metal free’ restorations and everything is pressed, milled and CAD/CAM designed in house. We are the only laboratory in the country able to supply Zenith Zirconia Crowns and Vivo ultra-thin ‘no prep’ veneers.

Our Laboratory shade taking service is designed to make your life easier.

We can produce almost any type of modern crown or bridge and when colour matching is difficult, our skilful technicians are happy to do this for you. Meeting your patient really can make all the difference and sometimes it’s amazing what we can do. In exceptionally difficult cases we will construct the restoration to ‘biscuit ‘ stage and then stain and glaze with your patient present. This direct lane of communication guarantees the best results.

EMAX restorations provide an excellent combination of strength and translucency and this is our restoration of choice for single units and up to 3 unit bridges (but not suitable for cantilever) in the anterior/premolar region. For extra strength use adhesive composite cement to bond this restoration onto tooth structure. Strength: 400 MPA

Zenith Zirconia crowns and bridges feature an incredibly strong milled zirconia core and several layers of felspathic porcelain. These Cad/Cam designed restorations provide excellent aesthetics and are much stronger than Emax. They are suitable for single units anywhere in the mouth and can also be used for full arch bridges including cantilever. Strength: 1200 MPA

Zenith Zirconia Maryland Bridges can provide a more aesthetic results than the traditional alternative especially when bonding onto translucent teeth. Patients always prefer tooth coloured material to metal and the wings are sandblasted and etched for a superior bond.

Zentih Zolid crowns are milled out of a solid block of semi translucent zirconia and are strong (mainly because they are monolithic). They don’t contain any internal characterisation and instead are finished with surface stain and glaze. These restorations can be used in ‘close bite’ situations and provide and aesthetic and cost effective alternative in the posterior region to full shell crowns. Strength: 1000 MPA

VIVO super thin minimal or ‘no prep’ veneers are only produced by us. These incredibly strong ‘pressed’ veneers can be made as thin as 0.4 mm and can be completely non invasive. At 400 MPA, these are much stronger than standard conventional veneers.

Shofu solidex composites – provide a high quality aesthetic result. Ceramage composites are 75% micro filled with porcelain making them extremely strong, very aesthetic, and resistant to wear and discolouration. Emax inlays – are stronger still and very natural looking.

If you require assistance with a crown and bridge project for a patient, or would like to speak to our specialist team, please do not hesitate to contact us. From our base in Leeds, Yorkshire, we work with clients all over the UK and can offer a quick turn-around on Crown and Bridge products.

What makes us different?


35 Years Experience

HQ dental has been trading for over 35 years and most of our staff have spent their entire working careers with us resulting in continuity and a wealth of experience.


Industry Leaders

As industry leaders we are continually investing in the very latest technology and have fully embraced digital dentistry and digital workflow.



We are one of the largest full service laboratories in the UK but still retain a very close and personal relationship with each and every one of our clients.



We hold regular training and teaching events for clinicians and technicians and have very close ties with dental hospitals, universities in the UK and in other countries

I am very pleased with the care of the dentist and staff. My teeth look amazing and fit really well. I would tell everyone to go with them.

Mrs Gloria Thompson

Thanks very much for your care and skill in interpreting ropy impressions of heavy preps and manufacturing those crowns for Claire. They looked superb on the models and in the...


Excellent service from everyone involved at HQ Dental. Speedy, efficient and friendly. Excellent fix, so pleased. I Would highly recommend.

M.H Skarvil

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