Crowns come in various shapes and sizes to suit your mouth shade and texture, we are happy to offer white coloured crowns that are not available on the NHS. Whilst all crowns made are functional the quality of the materials and preparation vary. White crowns are more aesthetically pleasing they are categorised as a cosmetic treatment.
The crowns we currently offer are a porcelain bonded crown; and a zirconium crown.
We also offer veneers which are placed over existing teeth which have cracked or been broken but don't require a crown.
Bridges are also available to close gaps between existing teeth.
Porcelain Bonded Crown
The porcelain bonded crown is the cheaper of the private crowns that we offer, and it is white crown with a shade matched as closely to your original teeth as possible bonded onto a metal core that we then bonded to the prepared area of the tooth. These are of a high quality porcelain which is resilient to wear and damage also they are more costmetically pleasing than NHS full metal crowns that are currently offered for the back teeth.
Zirconium (full porcelain) Crown
Zirconium also called Zirconia (Cercon) is rapidly becoming the material of choice for dental crowns. It is a very strong material able to withstand the wear and tear of every day use. Aesthetically, it is translucent; very similar to a natural tooth, reflecting light in much the same way.
This means that Zirconium, Zirconia has a very aesthetic effect, which may be important if your new crowns are to be at the front of your mouth and is particularly relevant in cases where the crowns will be seen beside natural teeth.
In dentistry, a veneer is a layer of material placed over a tooth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration (a fixed dental prosthesis) used to replace a missing tooth (or several teeth) by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants. Types of bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth. Conventionally, bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration.
We create bridges through various means, either by reducing the size of the teeth either side of the gap in order to place a bridge between one or both of these teeth. Or more conseratively; by slightly reducing one or both teeth to make rests for a bridge called a maryland.
We offer a variety of materials that an be used in the fabrication of these bridges for example, metal free or porcelain bonded to metal.