Bridges & Crowns

Dental Bridges

A great way to replace one or two missing teeth, dental bridges are usually made by crowning the teeth either side of the gap. Bridges are only possible if there is enough healthy and strong teeth remaining. If this isn’t the case, then our dentists will explain the alternatives, such as implants or dentures.

How Dental Bridges are Fitted

The dentist will outline the different options available, such as fibre, composite, adhesive or fixed bridges – depending on the best suitability or patient preference/budget. 

Local anaesthetic is normally used to ensure the patient is comfortable, although sometimes it’s not necessary. Then, the teeth that will be crowned are prepared and impressions of the mouth are taken. A temporary bridge is then provided to fill the gap whilst the bridge is produced and ready to be fitted.

Once the bespoke bridge has been produced by the dental laboratory, it is fitted to the gap using a dental cement/adhesive to secure into place and create a seal. 

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns are an ideal way to restore teeth that have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown is a restoration that fits over the remaining part of you tooth making it resilient and giving it the look of a real tooth. A crown may also be the ideal solution if you have a discoloured filling and you would like to improve the appearance of the tooth; or if you have had a root filling you may need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth.

How Dental Crowns are Fitted

To ensure that the crown looks natural, part of the tooth is removed and/or shaped before impressions of the mouth are taken. Shades and materials are then discussed before the crown goes into production – during this time, a temporary crown will be used. Once the crown is ready to be fitted, dental cement/adhesive is used to fix it in place and create a seal.

Treatment Options

Our experts here at Quality Dental Care will gain an understanding of the patient’s vision before recommending the appropriate treatments. There may be alternatives to bridges or crowns, such as direct porcelain onlays, dental implants or dentures, depending on each individual’s needs. Bridges & crowns can also be used in conjunction with other additional treatments, such as whitening, to help achieve the desired aesthetic result.

What Next?

Due to each patient’s needs being unique, a consultation with one of our dentists is necessary to identify the treatment that is most suitable. Our team will create a bespoke treatment plan, outlining all of the costs to put the patient in control of their treatment choices. We will also outline all of the payment options available, such as finance options to spread the cost of treatment or monthly plans to cover the cost of routine dental care. To book an appointment, please use the button below…

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