Crowns and bridges are used to restore single or multiple broken teeth.
Crowns are used to repair broken teeth. They sit on top of the damaged tooth and are bonded to the tooth itself.
Crowns, like veneers, are made of porcelain, and look every bit as natural. They can be used to repair broken teeth, align teeth and close gaps. They are also strong and long-lasting.
How much will a crown cost?
Porcelain crowns can cost between £250 and £450, depending on the size and type of crown required. All prices are a guide only and you should come in for an individual assessment.
Bridges are used to restore one or more missing teeth. They may cover a whole row of teeth and are bonded to the healthy teeth either side of the damaged area.
Bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal, and are a great way to restore a damaged smile. For added durability bridges can also be fixed to dental implants.
How much will a bridge cost?
Price will vary according to the size and type of bridge you need. You should come in for a personal assessment and consultation.
Looking after crowns and bridges
Just like with healthy teeth - you will need to clean crowns and bridges daily - to prevent problems like bad breath and gum disease.
You should also clean in places where a toothbrush can't reach. We'll show you how to do this using dental floss or a bridge needle.
Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Pitsmoor is an area of high socio economic need and as such the children’s dental requirements are generally of the highest order. We address this problem by encouraging parents to bring children in for examination as early as possible.
This helps to curtail the problem before it becomes insurmountable. It basically costs more if we allow the decay to establish itself into more senior years.
Getting to know the child before any major problems occur develops mutual confidence to build and this reduces anxiety before engaging in more complex treatment.
We use the concept of Tell, Show, and Do as this helps build confidence with our younger client’s correction of wrong dieting and hygiene habits.
We use very small “spoons” to scoop out the decay, dry and then fill the tooth with a glass ionomer cement. This is now broadly offered as M.I.D in the 21st century. We have used this technique quite successfully over the last 20 plus years and it has served us well.