Do you have a broken or damaged tooth? Is there a gap in your teeth that makes you self-conscious about your smile? Arden House Dental can fix the problem. A ceramic crown can save and strengthen a broken or uneven tooth and protect teeth with existing large restorations with a risk of catastrophic fracture, all prolonging the life span of your smile. Your dentist will fit a dental crown over the affected tooth to either recreate the original shape, or adapt the crown to create a shape you are happy with.

The type of crown you need will depend on which tooth needs replacing; for damaged molars the priority is on strength and durability, whilst those at the front are more precisely matched to the colour and texture of your natural teeth. We will assess the tooth and recommend exactly the right type of crown for the job. If it’s right for you, a CEREC crown will provide a replacement whilst you wait, “same day crowns” – no messy impressions, second appointments or temporary crowns. This technology has revolutionised the service we offer.

Some teeth don’t lend themselves to the CEREC technique and sometimes gold is still the material of choice. For these we work closely with our laboratories where our technicians will make the crown itself.

If you have one or more missing teeth, we could place a bridge. A fixed bridge replaces the missing teeth with an artificial one, without the need for dentures. The artificial tooth/teeth are anchored to the natural teeth on each or one side of the gap – creating a bridge.

 

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Our bridges are often made by our technicians and we work closely with them to ensure that the bridge fits first time and that the newly created teeth look natural and feel comfortable. The relationship between lab and dentist is important. Working together we construct natural and realistic dental solutions – with no fuss and no delays. Sometimes a CEREC bridge might be the right choice for you, which, like the provision CEREC crowns gives you a bridge in a day.

At Arden House Dental we arrive at the best outcome by assessing your whole mouth and smile on both a functional and aesthetic level. Practically, we want your new teeth to be strong and the biting surfaces to fit together comfortably. Aesthetically we make sure the colour and finish complements your skin tone and face shape as well as blending with the surrounding teeth.

If bridges or ceramic crowns aren’t the answer for you, there are alternatives to consider, such as dental implants or partial dentures.