The best crowns and bridges for teeth in Putney

When teeth have sustained too much damage from dental decay or an accident to be repaired with a filling, inlay, or onlay, a crown can be the only way to preserve the natural tooth. It can restore the tooth’s aesthetics and its functionality. When the damage is too extensive for a crown and the tooth must be extracted a dental bridge is a popular restoration option.

Crowns

As with any dental procedure, the staff at Gentle Dental Putney will begin by conducting a thorough examination to make sure that a dental crown is the best option for you. Most patients only require local anaesthesia, but sedation is available for those who need it. Once the tooth and surrounding area are numb, the damaged portion of the tooth will then be removed. The healthy structure will be shaped to accommodate your new dental crown.

Most dentists take impressions and will place a temporary crown that is worn for about two weeks while the permanent one is being fabricated. Then their patients would have to return for a second appointment to complete the restoration process. Gentle Dental Putney uses the CEREC system to create the final restoration in the office. Rather than gooey impressions being taken of your teeth, images will be taken that the CEREC machine will use to create the final restoration. Your dentist will then permanently cement the crown in place.

Bridges

If it is determined that your tooth has suffered too much damage for a crown, a dental bridge can be used to replace the tooth and restore the aesthetics of your smile. Gentle Dental Putney offers several different styles of bridges and your dentist will discuss your options with you.

Traditional –The teeth on each side of the gap are prepared for crowns, then using the CEREC system the bridge will be fabricated. It will consist of two crowns with an artificial tooth or teeth in the middle.

Fibre bridges – Dental cement is used to anchor the new tooth to the teeth on each side of the gap. With this method the healthy teeth require little or no modification.

Adhesive bridges (fibre 1-wing bridges) – The wing is attached to the back of a natural tooth using dental cement. Very little, if any, of the tooth’s surface has to be removed to accommodate the wing on the crown.

Anterior bridges – These are used to replace teeth located at the front of the mouth.

If you have a tooth that is damaged or missing, the team at Gentle Dental Putney can restore the tooth with a crown or bridge. Call them today at 0208 780 2226 and schedule your consultation.
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