Tooth Fillings

Crowns

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown is most commonly used to protect and strengthen a tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. However, crowns—especially porcelain crowns—can also be used to cap teeth for cosmetic reasons.

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Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular, because this material resembles your natural tooth enamel very closely. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced.

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Reasons For Crowns

Cosmetic enhancement
Decayed teeth, Fractured fillings
Final phase of root canal therapy
Severe tooth surface loss.
To replace existing crowns with poor appearance.
To protect heavily restored teeth from breaking.
To restore broken down teeth and prevent further breakage.

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What does getting a crown involve?

Getting porcelain crowns usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. If you are getting your crown for cosmetic reasons, the dentist can adjust the mold slightly to ensure that the finished crown will actually look better than your original tooth. This mold will also be used to create a temporary crown, which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown has been fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these tasks are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure the crown fits properly.

At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite is accurate. You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown and make sure it is still performing well.

Dental Bridge

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Sometimes when a tooth is lost a space is left which can be unsightly, can cause difficulty in chewing or can result in movement of the adjacent teeth. There are many options for filling spaces including implant, dentures and dental bridge. If you have lost one or two teeth but would rather not wear a denture, you may want to opt for a bridge. Bridges are a series of crowns joined together to cover or close a space left by the loss of a tooth. They are permanent and once bonded into place will look and feel similar to natural tooth.
Bridges can be supported by natural teeth or by implants. At MB Dental we will check the health of your gums and the supported teeth to ensure that they are suitable for treatment and take appropriate measures if they are not. We will discuss all your options with you to ensure that you can keep your mouth healthy and your smile stunning with a well-fitting and natural looking bridge.

 

Advantages of dental bridge

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Great looks (aesthetics)

In a traditional fixed bridge, not only can you fill the space of the missing tooth, you can improve the colour and the shape of the teeth that you are crowning either side. Porcelain looks great, matches the natural teeth exceptionally well and is very resistant to staining.

Not removable

 bridge is fixed in your mouth – you don’t have to worry about taking it out to clean it like a denture.

Protective

If the teeth either side are heavily filled or broken down then by crowning these teeth as part of the bridge you are actually helping to strengthen them and replace your missing tooth at the same time.

Long lasting

Studies have shown that fixed bridgework, like individual crowns, is very predictable, durable and lasts a considerable length of time.

Relatively quick

A bridge in general takes only a little longer than a single crown and once the decision to make a bridge has been made, it generally takes two appointments from start to finish. This is a much quicker procedure than having an implant or even a partial denture.

Less invasive than implants

Implants require one or more surgical procedures to place the implant. You may also require bone grafting if you have insufficient natural bone available. For anyone who is unable to undergo implant surgery for medical reasons, it is a great fixed alternative.

Restore your ability to properly chew

Losing a few teeth may affect your bite. People often chew on one side if they are missing teeth on the opposite side. Over time, this may cause bite issues and even TMJ problems. Dental Bridges help you to distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth.

Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

Whenever a tooth is lost, the teeth around the space tend to shift, tilt, or drift into that space. A dental bridge would prevent undesired changes in the nearby teeth.

Dental bridges help you speak properly

During speech, your tongue pushes against the back side of your upper teeth to achieve proper pronunciation. Missing teeth can quickly affect the way you talk.

Maintain the shape of your face

Your facial musculature and your jaw bone may change over time if you are missing many teeth. Replacing lost teeth will help maintain your facial tone and prevent facial changes.

If you have any specific question about Dental Bridges please use our Consultation Booking tool to book your initial consultation online or call us on 020 7387 6590.

 

Dental Ceramic Veneer

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Advantages of dental veneer

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Great looks (aesthetics)

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and your smile, covering a wide variety of dental issues and imperfections.

Not removable

Veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that can be custom shaped and colored to match your teeth by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.

Protective

If the teeth either side are heavily filled or broken down then by crowning these teeth as part of the bridge you are actually helping to strengthen them and replace your missing tooth at the same time.

Long lasting

Studies have shown that fixed bridgework, like individual crowns, is very predictable, durable and lasts a considerable length of time.

Relatively quick

A bridge in general takes only a little longer than a single crown and once the decision to make a bridge has been made, it generally takes two appointments from start to finish. This is a much quicker procedure than having an implant or even a partial denture.

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As with most dental restorations, veneers are not permanent and will someday have to be replaced. However, they are very durable and will last many years, making them a great investment in your appearance and self-confidence.

What does getting porcelain veneers involve?

Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process, with little or no anesthesia required during the procedure. First, the teeth are prepared by lightly buffing and shaping the surface, reducing it slightly to allow for the thickness of the veneer. A mold or impression of the teeth is taken and a shade (color) will then be chosen by you and your dentist.

On the second visit the teeth will be cleansed with special liquids to prep them for a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond.

You will receive care instructions for veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new veneers.

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