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All-Ceramic Crowns and Bridges in Sidcup

A dental crown is a protective cover fitted over the existing structure of a broken or damaged tooth to restore function and appearance. With no black line at gum level and made to match your natural teeth in their size, shape and colour, an all-ceramic crown provides a very natural looking restoration and smile.

Dental bridges area series of crowns joined together to cover or close a space left by the loss of a tooth

Restore the strength and shape of your tooth with a Dental Crown

Sometimes known as a ‘cap’ a dental crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth that has been broken, damaged or decayed to a point where a filling is not suitable. The crown may be closely matched to the surrounding teeth in shape, colour and size and once fitted provide a seamless and permanent restoration to your tooth.

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Frequently asked questions on Ceramic Crowns and Dental Bridges

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Why would my Dentist recommend a Crown?

If your tooth has become broken, decayed or damaged in such a way that a filling is not strong enough to support the tooth or if you are looking to cover an existing amalgam filling, then a Crown may be recommended by your dentist as the best treatment.

Crowns can last a lifetime and are an ideal treatment for the following:

  • To restore badly broken teeth
  • To restore teeth that have been heavily filled
  • To reshape an uneven or unsightly tooth
  • To restore the brightness to discoloured teeth
  • To protect a root treated tooth
  • To hold a bridge or denture in place
How will my Dentist fit my new Crown?

Your tooth will be prepared by your dentist by removing the outer surface of the tooth to the required shape for the Crown. Once the tooth has been prepared, your Dentist will take an impression of the prepared tooth, together with one from the opposite jaw, to record the bite. The impressions are then sent to our expert, dental technicians in our dental laboratory where your new crown is handcrafted and tailored to you. A temporary Crown is fitted until your returning visit, where your new, permanent Crown will be fitted and cemented in place.

Several missing teeth and in need of a Bridge?
Used to replace missing teeth, a Dental Bridge is made up of Crowns fitted to the teeth either side of a gap in the mouth. To prevent the need for a denture or dental implants, a Dental Bridge is used to restore the look and feel of a complete smile.
When are Dental Bridges needed?

Dental Bridges are strongly advised when you have a missing tooth as a gap in your smile can affect:

  • A person’s bite. This comes as a result of the teeth leaning into the empty spaces and altering the way in which the lower and upper teeth bite together
  • A person’s general appearance, oral health and smile
  • The way in which a person speaks
  • Confidence when smiling (especially for photographs)
  • The actual shape of the face
  • The probability of developing gum disease or tooth decay as a result of the accumulated food in the gap
  • The amount of dental implants and/or cosmetic dentistry required
What are the different types of Bridges available?

Dental bridges come in three differing types:

1. Traditional fixed bridge - these are the most popular kind of dental bridge that is made of two porcelain crowns anchored between neighbouring teeth or dental implants manchester with a pontic in the middle. As the name suggests, these dental bridges are fixed in and can’t be taken out. The pontic is mostly made from porcelain fused to either metal or ceramics.

2. A Maryland bridge or resin bonded bridge - both of these bridges are only appropriate when the teeth either side of the gap are healthy and strong or if the gap from a missing front tooth. The pontic is created by fusing plastic with metal bands bonded to neighbouring teeth with resin. As always, the fused bands are hidden from the view of others.

3. Cantilever bridges - these kinds of bridges are really made for areas of lower stress such as the lower front teeth. Cantilever bridges are needed when there is only one tooth present on a side of an empty gap, the pontic is anchored to only one (but sometimes more) adjacent teeth on one side.

What are the advantages of Dental Bridges?
  • Generally, you only require two appointments to fit a bridge.
  • If you make sure to keep good dental hygiene then they can last for 10-15 years.
  • Through having missing teeth, your speech, bite, appearance and overall confidence can be affected. A Dental Bridge is a solution to these and other concerns with your smile.

Please get in touch

If you have any questions about our crown and bridge treatment or would like to book an appointment, please do not hesitate to email or call us on 020 8300 2689 or complete our online Appointment Request Form » and a member of our friendly reception team will get back to you as soon as possible.