Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges


We provide all types, including high quality natural-looking crowns and bridges to restore and replace missing teeth. These are bonded securely to your existing teeth, unlike dentures, which can be taken out for cleaning and sleeping.




A crown is a durable restoration used to completely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a vulnerable tooth, but can also improve its appearance, shape and functionality.


Crowns can be used to replace a large filling, prevent further damage, hide discolouration or protect a tooth that has had root canal treatment.




A bridge can be used to replace one or more missing teeth by spanning a gap. They usually consist of a false tooth set between two crowns, which are then fixed to the teeth either side of a gap (the abutment teeth) or they can be held in place with dental implants. They offer a more workable and durable alternative to removable dentures.


Types of bridge


  • Traditional bridge – a false tooth located between two crowns.
  • Cantilever bridges – these are used when there are existing teeth on only one side of a gap and are generally only suitable for areas of your mouth that experience less stress, such as your front teeth.
  • Resin-bonded (Maryland Bridges) – this features a false tooth fused to metal or ceramic wings that are fixed to supporting teeth.


Advantages of crowns and bridges


  • Natural-looking – they can be produced from realistic tooth-coloured materials
  • Protective and fortifying
  • Firmly fixed – they are cemented to existing teeth
  • Durable
  • Functional – they help to correctly distribute the forces in your bite making eating easier
  • Easy to get used to




Crowns and bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, gold, metal alloys and ceramic. Each have pros and cons, but we will help you decide which one works best for you.


The treatment process


  • We carefully remove a thin layer of tooth or filling material so the new crown/ bridge will fit neatly in place.
  • We take impressions of your teeth and record their colour to fit with your natural teeth and blend in perfectly.
  • While waiting for your crown, we protect the prepared tooth/teeth with a temporary restoration.
  • When ready, we remove this temporary crown/bridge and fix the permanent one firmly in place with dental cement.


Further Information


A crown helps to protect a tooth from decay, but not at the gum line, and it will not prevent gum disease, so keep it bacteria-free with regular brushing and flossing. Maintaining a good oral hygiene routine and seeing your dentist for check-ups will help ensure the longevity of your crown/ bridge. It’s also a good idea to avoid chewing very hard foods or very sticky foods (toffee) to prevent any damage.

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