Crowns, Onlays and Bridges

Crowns, Onlays and Bridges in Kent

What Are Crowns and Bridges?

Crowns and bridges are highly effective dental restorations used to repair and replace damaged or missing teeth, restoring your smile’s functionality and aesthetics.

  • Crowns: A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a custom-made covering that encases a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are crafted from durable materials like porcelain, ceramic, or metal, designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
  • Onlays: A dental onlay is a type of dental restoration used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. It is often considered when the damage is too extensive for a filling but not severe enough to require a full crown. Onlays can be made from materials such as porcelain, composite resin, or gold, and they are custom-made to fit the specific contours of a patient’s tooth.
  • Bridges: A dental bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) anchored by crowns on the adjacent healthy teeth (abutments). Bridges help maintain the structure of your mouth by preventing neighbouring teeth from shifting and ensuring proper bite alignment.

What Are the Benefits of Crowns, Onlays and Bridges?

Choosing crowns and bridges offers numerous benefits for your oral health and overall well-being:

  • Restored Functionality: Crowns and bridges restore the ability to chew and speak properly, improving your quality of life.
  • Natural Appearance: Custom-made to match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth, crowns and bridges provide a seamless, natural look.
  • Durability: Made from high-quality materials, crowns and bridges are designed to be long-lasting and withstand the pressures of daily use.
  • Improved Oral Health: By filling gaps and protecting damaged teeth, these restorations help maintain proper dental alignment and prevent further dental issues.
  • Enhanced Confidence: Restoring your smile with crowns and bridges can boost your confidence and self-esteem, making you feel more comfortable in social and professional settings.
  • Preservation of Tooth Structure: Crowns protect weakened teeth from further damage or decay, preserving your natural tooth structure.

What is the Process of Having a Crown, Onlay or Bridge?

The process of getting a crown or bridge typically involves a few key steps, ensuring a comfortable and precise fit:

  • Initial Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough examination and consultation with our dental team. We will assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and determine the best restoration option for you.
  • Tooth Preparation: For crowns and onlays, the affected tooth is reshaped to accommodate the crown/onlay. For bridges, the adjacent teeth are prepared to serve as anchors. This may involve removing a portion of the tooth structure to ensure a proper fit.
  • Impressions: Precise impressions of your teeth are taken to create custom-made crowns or bridges that fit perfectly. Temporary restorations may be placed to protect the prepared teeth while your permanent ones are being crafted.
  • Custom Fabrication: Your crowns or bridges are custom-made in a dental lab using high-quality materials. This process ensures they match the colour, shape, and size of your natural teeth.
  • Fitting and Placement: Once your custom restorations are ready, they are carefully fitted and adjusted to ensure a perfect bite and comfortable fit. The crowns or bridges are then securely bonded to your teeth.
  • Final Adjustments: Our dental team will make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal function and aesthetics. You’ll leave our office with a fully restored smile that looks and feels natural.

Restore Your Smile with Crowns, Onlays and Bridges

At New Ash Green Dental & Aesthetics we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with our expert crown and bridge services. Our experienced team uses advanced technology and techniques to provide restorations that enhance both the function and appearance of your teeth.

Ready to restore your smile? Contact New Ash Green Dental & Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation and learn more about how crowns, onlays and bridges can improve your oral health and boost your confidence. Let us help you achieve the perfect smile you deserve.