RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY

CROWNS & BRIDGES

Custom-created crowns and bridges in Doncaster – to restore and enhance your smile

Crowns in Doncaster

When teeth are badly decayed, weak or broken through injury, a crown may be required to restore lost tooth tissue, or to protect what remains. Custom-made in a dental lab, a crown is bonded over the top of the existing tooth, bringing it back to full function. Crowns are often the next course of action when filling is no longer effective, or after root-canal treatment, which leaves teeth weakened and brittle.

Dentists have been using crowns to strengthen or rebuild teeth for a long time – but it’s only in recent years that crowns have become as renowned for their look as for their function. While traditional crowns were made of metal or gold, today’s advanced materials allow for completely lifelike, tooth-coloured and metal-free restorations, made to match your exact requirements for shape, shade, texture and translucency.

Bridges in Doncaster

If you have large gaps in your smile or multiple missing teeth, getting a dental bridge in Doncaster may be the ideal solution. A dental bridge is a custom-made false tooth or teeth, secured in place by a crown at each end. Unlike a denture, a bridge is not removable, creating increased support and stability within the mouth.

FAQs

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge?

A crown is a single-tooth restoration that caps your existing tooth. A bridge replaces one or more adjacent missing teeth with a prosthetic that literally bridges the gap, held in place at each end by a crown.

How is my crown, bridge or partial denture made?

Traditional crowns, bridges and partial dentures have to be made in a dental lab. This will require you to sit for dental impressions so that 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.

How is a crown or bridge fitted?

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 then 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.

How long will my crown or bridge last for?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, your restoration could last as long as 20 years.

DENTURES

Custom-made, lifelike dentures in Doncaster – your solution to missing teeth

If you are missing some or all of your teeth, the team at Churchview Dental Practice is extremely experienced at fitting custom-made dentures. Made from acrylic, nylon or metal, dentures fit snugly over your gums to replace missing teeth and counteract any problems missing teeth can cause – such as trouble eating and speaking, unwanted movement of existing teeth, and facial sagging. Unlike crowns and bridges, dentures need to be removed daily for cleaning; for a permanent alternative, ask your dentist about dental implants.

Dentures in Doncaster: the options

Depending on how many of your teeth are missing, you’ll need either a complete denture or a partial denture. We’ll talk you through your options and give you plenty of time to read through your treatment plan before you decide to go ahead with denture treatment.

Complete denture

This replaces all your upper and lower teeth, and fits over your gums and jawbone.

Partial denture

This replaces one or a couple of missing or decayed teeth. It’s made up of a plastic or metal plate with false teeth attached, and uses metal clasps to clip onto your nearby natural teeth.

FAQs

Why choose dentures?

Dentures are the most cost-effective solution to missing teeth and will enable you to eat and speak with confidence.

How are dentures made?

Dentures are custom made in a dental lab, using your dental impressions to get the exact fit. A trial denture is usually made to check the fit before the final, permanent version is made.

What is the difference between full and partial dentures?

A partial denture fills the gap left behind by one or more missing teeth, and clips to your existing teeth. It can be easily unclipped and removed for cleaning. A full or complete denture is used when all the upper or lower teeth are missing, and fits snugly over your gums. It must be removed daily for cleaning.

Are dentures difficult to get used to?

Dentures can feel strange to begin with but most patients grow accustomed to them very quickly. As well as getting used to wearing them, you’ll also need to start a strict routine for cleaning them every morning and night; neglected dentures can cause a number of dental problems, from bad breath and oral thrush to gum disease and tooth decay.

How do I look after my dentures?

Clean them as you would your normal teeth – once in the morning and once at night. The routine requires you to brush them with toothpaste or soapy water. If you’re taking your dentures out to sleep, keep them moist to stop them from drying out and changing shape. You’ll need to visit the dentist regularly to make sure your dentures are fitting and functioning correctly.

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