Crowns & Bridges

Crowns are normally used for restoring unsightly or heavily-filled, discoloured, broken or root-treated teeth. 

They restore the tooth to match the appearance of the surrounding teeth, to give a natural finish, and function just like a normal tooth.

There are many types of crowns that can be made of different materials such as porcelain, or porcelain bonded to metal and gold. Whatever one you may be having, the technique for fitting a crown is similar.

Firstly, the permanent tooth is trimmed into the required shape and an impression is taken and sent to our technicians who make the crown. A temporary crown is made and fitted at this appointment so the patient never leaves the surgery without a tooth.

The colour of the tooth is then recorded by the dentist. In particularly complex cases you may actually be seen by the technician who will make the crown.

At the next appointment, the crown is checked for fit, aesthetics and function. If all is well, the crown is then permanently bonded into position.

Like a crown, a bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth – or several teeth – by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

A bridge is made from the same materials as a crown and the process is the same, but may involve more than one tooth.

Your Rock House dentist will be pleased to take the time to explain any aspect of any dental procedure with you at any time.

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To make your appointment call us on 01244 332162.