What is a Crown?
A Crown (also known as a ‘cap’) is a protective cover fitted over the existing structure of a broken or damaged tooth to restore function and appearance.
At Holly Dental Practice we provide a range of Crowns using only technically advanced materials of the highest quality, that are produced by our trusted chosen dental laboratories, so that our patients can choose the right treatment option for them according to their requirements and budget.
Since they do not contain any metal, All-Ceramic Crowns are bio-compatible. This also means there will be no black line at gum level with your new tooth.
With advances in modern dental technology, All-Ceramic Crowns are proven to be as strong and durable as metal porcelain crowns and so they are able to offer patients the best of both worlds – a long lasting and natural looking solution.
What is a Bridge?
Used to replace missing teeth, a Dental Bridge is made up of Crowns fitted to the teeth either side of a gap in the mouth. To prevent the need for a denture or dental implants, a Dental Bridge is used to restore the look and feel of a complete smile.
Generally, you only require two appointments to fit a bridge, and if you make sure to keep good dental hygiene then they can last for 10-15 years. Through having missing teeth, your speech, bite, appearance and overall confidence can be affected. A Dental Bridge is a solution to these and other concerns with your smile.
See our smile transformations with crowns & bridges
Just look what we can achieve for your smile.
Why choose Holly Dental for crowns & bridges?
- Hide imperfections in your teeth with a natural-looking restoration
- We use only technically advanced materials of the highest quality, produced by our trusted chosen dental laboratories
- Patients can choose the right treatment option for them according to their requirements and budget
- A great solution if your tooth has become broken, badly decayed or damaged in such a way that a filling is not strong enough to support the tooth.
Frequently asked questions:
Crowns are a single-tooth restoration that caps your existing tooth. Bridges replace one or more adjacent missing teeth with a prosthetic that bridges the gap, held in place at each end by a crown.
Traditional crowns, bridges and partial dentures have to be made in a dental lab. This will require you to sit for dental impressions, so an accurate restoration can be tailor-made to create the perfect combination of function and aesthetics. You will be involved in the process from start to finish and the lab will create a restoration that meets you and your dentist’s requirements in terms of shape and shade.
Before your custom restoration is made at the lab, your dentist will prepare your tooth by filing it down into a smooth shape that correctly accommodates the restoration. Dental impressions will be taken and sent to the lab where your restoration will be made. When it is ready, you’ll return to the dentist to have your crown or bridge cemented in place and cured under a special light.
With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, your restoration could last as long as 20 years.