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Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges help to improve the appearance and function of your teeth.


Bridges

Why should I have a bridge to replace my missing teeth?

  • Appearance – make the most of your smile
  • Reduce strain on the remaining teeth
  • Bite with confidence
  • Prevents decay and gum disease

Why is a bridge used?

  • Where there are fewer teeth to replace
  • When missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth

What are bridges made from?

  • Porcelain bonded to precious metal
  • Precious metal
  • Some new bridges can be made of a special type of extra strong porcelain

Can I have a bridge fitted straight after having a tooth removed?

  • It is very unlikely as it can take up to six months for the gums to heal properly
  • So you may have a temporary denture before the bridge is fitted

How do I care for my bridge?

  • Clean your bridge every day
  • Clean under the false tooth every day
  • Your dentist or hygienist will show you how

What will a bridge cost?

  • Costs will vary according to the size and type
  • Each bridge is unique
  • Your dentist will confirm the cost before starting any treatment

We offer:

  • A free consultation
  • A bespoke treatment plan
  • A written fee estimate
  • Interest free credit for any treatment over £350
  • Up to 20% off private treatments when you become a member of The Honour Health Club (ask us for further information)

Book a free, no obligation smile consultation with one of our dedicated patient care coordinators.

 

Crowns

What is a crown?

  • A crown is a tooth-shaped ‘cap’ that is placed over a tooth
  • Used to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size
  • A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’

Typical reasons for having a crown

  • To improve the appearance of discoloured fillings
  • To cover or protect a very large or root filling
  • To help hold a bridge or denture in place
  • To restore broken teeth or teeth weakened by decay

How is a crown prepared?

  • The tooth is prepared to the correct shape for the crown
  • An impression (mould) of the correct tooth is taken
  • Then the crown is made by a dental technician

What is a post crown?

  • For root-filled teeth it may be necessary to insert a post for a crown
  • The post provides support and helps the crown stay in place

How is the crown fitted?

  • It is fixed in place with special dental cement or adhesive
  • The cement forms a seal to hold the crown in place

How long does the treatment take?

  • It is likely to take at least two visits
  • Visit 1 typically involves preparation, impression, shade taking and fitting the temporary crown
  • Visit 2 typically involves fitting the permanent crown

Will the crown be noticeable?

  • You can choose if it is noticeable or not
  • Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth

How do I care for my crown?

  • The crown itself cannot decay
  • Decay can start where the edge of the crown joins the tooth
  • To prevent decay, just clean a crown like a natural tooth

How long will the crown last?

  • Properly cared for crowns should last for many years

What will it cost

  • Costs will vary according to the type of crown and materials used
  • Your dentist will confirm the cost before starting any treatment

 

We offer:

  • A free consultation
  • A bespoke treatment plan
  • A written fee estimate
  • Interest free credit for any treatment over £350
  • Up to 20% off private treatments when you become a member of The Honour Health Club (ask us for further information)

Book a free, no obligation smile consultation with one of our dedicated patient care coordinators.

 

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