Whether your restorative dental work is an urgent necessity or a cosmetic enhancement, our dental team at Beaufort Dental Clinic have a wealth of experience in fitting crowns, bridges and dentures.
If you are suffering with damaged or missing teeth, make an appointment today with our North London practice to discuss the options available.
Ideal for restoring a damaged tooth, a crown is a custom-made fitting that sits over the top of the tooth. Cemented in place by your dentist, a crown can last for up to 15 years.
How does a crown work?
Created using your dental impressions, a crown both covers up a damaged tooth and restores it to the correct size and shape for your mouth.
What is a crown made of?
Crown fabrication is constantly being innovated, and materials range from hard-wearing and precious metals (usually reserved for the rear chewing teeth) to porcelain, resin, glass or a composite of all of these. Your dentist will help you choose the right material for your needs.
How does the dentist attach a crown?
After applying a local anaesthetic, your dentist will file the existing tooth into a shape that the crown can neatly cover. A temporary crown is usually fitted while the custom-fit, permanent crown is being engineered. When this is ready, your dentist will simply glue the crown into place using a dental cement appropriate to the material of the crown.
The perfect solution to large gaps and multiple missing teeth, a dental bridge is a prosthetic fitting secured at each end by a crown. Even if your missing teeth are causing no discomfort, dental bridges are highly recommended for preventing potential future problems. These include bite distortion, caused by your remaining teeth shifting to fill the gap, and vulnerability to gum disease and jaw pain.
At Beaufort Dental Clinic we offer a comprehensive denture fitting service. Whether you require a full set of dentures, partial dentures or a single-tooth replacement, call us today to discuss the options available to you.