Costech explains why so many dentists are moving to Monolith NHS Zirconia.

Patients want a natural-looking smile – so why not offer them a highly aesthetic restorative option? Even though zirconia has traditionally only been widely available to private patients, with Monolith Full-Contour zirconia from Costech Dental Laboratory a strong, aesthetic option is now viable on the NHS. Since the launch of Monolith in 2018, our dentists have seen great results by switching from full metal and PFM crowns to Monolith NHS Zirconia.

Monolith Full-Contour Zirconia has been made possible as zirconia is fast becoming the material of choice for dental restorations, helping to drive the cost of the material down. This is further supported by the use of CAD/CAM technology – now introduced into all aspects of the crown and bridge department – reducing the need for labour-intensive processes. With all this and working directly with zirconia manufacturers, Costech can produce Monolith Zirconia for just £29.95 per unit, including delivery to and from the laboratory.

Monolith Full-Contour Zirconia can be used on any crown prep design and is versatile enough for use in single and multiple units as well as dental bridges (maximum three units). With a conservative prep where only a full metal restoration would suffice, you can now offer a more natural-looking alternative. Available in all vita shades A to D, giving your patients great choice.

Send in your first Monolith case to us and you’ll see for yourself why so many dentists have made the switch from PFMs and full metal restorations.

Four-and-a-half stars from our dentists

Since Autumn 2018 when Monolith was first introduced, the increasing number of dentists who switched have given Monolith an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of five. These results are based on fitting, aesthetics, functionality, ease of adjustment and recommendation. The majority of the dentists rated 4.7 stars out of five for recommending Monolith to their colleagues.

Due to the close relationship we build with our dentists we are able to gather valuable feedback to help improve our products and services. We are carefully designing materials and tools to help dentists adopt Monolith with ease into their surgery.

Adjusting Monolith – burs kit coming soon!

There are some common misconceptions about adjusting zirconia crowns. If done using the right tools and with care, adjusting zirconia is usually very straightforward.

The Costech team looks forward to offering a specially-designed adjustment burs kit for Monolith Full Contour Zirconia and these will be available to order shortly. You can register your interest online for this kit. Discounts will be available for early-bird sign-ups.


For more information and to register for your Full Monolith starter pack please visit www.costech.co.uk/monolith or call 01474 320076.