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Dental Crown & Bridges in Cannock

We have experts in cosmetic dentistry that can help repair injured or decayed tooth, or a large cavity using dental crowns.

Dental crowns look good and are durable.

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-like cap used to cover a damaged tooth completely. It can be made from various materials, including metal and porcelain. Advancement in dentistry has seen the use of very strong and durable materials like Zirconium in making crowns.

Crowns made from Zirconium offers optimum results structurally and aesthetically.

How do crowns work?

A crown is simply a cap used to cover a damaged tooth. Crowns restores the shape, size, strength, and appearance of the teeth. A crown can be used to cover a dental implant to make the mouth look "teethy".

Crowns can be made to take the colour of the natural teeth, especially porcelain crowns. Metal alloys, ceramics, gold, and acrylics are stronger alloys which can be used for the back teeth. Occasionally, a porcelain-metal shell crown is used since it lasts long and looks beautiful.

Uses of dental crowns

  • To perform treatment following root canal therapy
  • Shield restored teeth from breakage
  • Restore broken tooth
  • Correct poor aesthetic appearance including existing crowns
  • Correct severe tooth surface loss

What are the types of dental crowns?

  • Gold crowns - They're extremely strong, hence used for the back teeth. They require less tooth reduction
  • Metal ceramic crowns - These consists of porcelain (on the outside) and a metal core (on the inside) bonded together. But the porcelain layer may easily break than other crowns. They can be used on the rear teeth.
  • Porcelain bonded crowns - Consist of a lower metal layer and an upper porcelain layer. It's used primarily for the front and back teeth. But a metal-porcelain crown may begin to show a dark shadow on the margin nearest to the gum with time.
  • All ceramic crown - They don't have grey metal inside and are used for the visible front teeth. Should the gum recede with time, there'll be no visible grey metal margin. We provide ceramic crown at our clinic.

How to place a dental crown

The procedure begins with your dentist removing your damaged tooth. Your tooth impression is taken and sent to a lab for production. At the end, a temporary filling will be put in its place.

At your follow-up visit to the dentist, the temporary filling is replaced with a permanent crown and bonded with resin cement to attach the crown to your tooth. Slight adjustments will be made for the proper functioning of your teeth.

What's the cost of dental crowns?

Type Price
Porcelain bonded crowns From £450
All ceramic crown From £500
Full gold crowns From £500

Are you looking for dental crowns?

Should you need dental crowns in Burntwood or Cannock, contact us. We have expert and friendly dentists, plus a conducive environment that will put you at ease.

Call us for more information about treatment for dental issues if you are in or around Cannock. You can even come for a checkup or schedule an appointment by calling 01543 274039 .

DENTAL BRIDGES

Dental bridges are false teeth made to fill the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The false tooth is also called a pontic. The pontic is fitted between two crowns, and it functions as an anchor by attaching the teeth on both sides of the false tooth to bridge the gap. The natural teeth or dental implants can serve as the support for dental bridges.

Our dentists at Inspire Dental Centre are professionals and highly skilled in carrying out advanced dental techniques which includes fitting bridges to help your teeth function properly for a long time, especially when they are properly cared for.

Types Of Dental Bridges

There are four types of dental bridges. They include:

  • Traditional fixed dental bridges
  • Cantilever dental bridges
  • Resin-bonded dental bridges
  • Implant-supported dental bridges

Procedure For Dental Bridges

To get a dental bridge, our dentist will first thoroughly evaluate the surrounding tooth or teeth and carry out an x-ray to check if the root of the affected tooth/teeth is healthy enough to hold the implant.

The tooth is then prepared for a crown. You may be provided with a temporary restoration at this point while you wait for your dental bridge.

When the construction of the dental bridge in the laboratory is completed, it will be sent to us. You will need two appointments with one of our dentists to fix your dental bridge.

Cost Of Getting A Dental Bridge

To get a three-unit dental bridge at our Burntwood clinic, it will cost you about £500.00 per unit.

Caring For Your Dental Bridge

Taking proper care of your dental bridge will help extend the lifespan of the dental bridge. At Inspire Dental Centre, we suggest that you carry out the following steps in caring for your dental bridge.

  • Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Floss once every day to remove small particles of food that may be stuck between the teeth.
  • Eat well-balanced diets which contain adequate proportions of vegetables, fibres, and fruits.
  • Visit our dentist at least once in every 6 months for thorough cleaning and care.

FAQs on dental bridges

How long can my dental bridges last?

Usually, they can last for 5 – 7 years, but with proper care and good dental hygiene, a fixed dental bridge can last for more than 10 years.

Will my bridges prevent me from eating?

Fixed bridges which are sealed to the supported teeth and connected to crown makes it easy to eat, chew, sip, and swallow.

How long does it take to get a dental bridge?

Getting a dental bridge requires 2 visits to the dentists with a space of 1 or two weeks in between.

Can I always opt for a dental bridge to replace my missing teeth?

Sometimes, the surrounding teeth may not be strong enough to support a bridge. Your dentist will always examine your teeth to determine if you can get a dental bridge.

Get your dental bridges at Inspire Dental Centre. Contact us now on 01543 274039 if you are in Cannock.

TOOTH FILLING

This is the hub of conservative dentistry. Tooth fillings or dental fillings is a popular dental procedure that aims at teeth preservation and restoration. It can be used for mild teeth problem, especially when care is needed.

The function of tooth filling is to seal off the damaged tooth and repair it for future use. Regardless of the strict home dental hygiene routine, tooth fillings can become necessary.

What are tooth fillings?

These are very small pieces of composite resin placed into a cavity on a tooth to cover it off for later treatment and prevent decay of the tooth enamel. Tooth fillings can take about 30 minutes to 90 minutes to complete. This depends on the location of the cavity, how accessible it is, and how much damage has been done to the teeth. Before having a dental filling, the decayed part of your tooth will be scraped off, and composite resin will be used to fill up the exposed section.

How much are dental fillings?

There are several prices for tooth filling. Why? It depends on the size of the cavity to be filled, and the quantity of filling material needed. Cavities that are small are clearly less expensive, but large cavities require more work and composite resin filling material.

So, do you have a cavity and need tooth filling in Burntwood? Contact us and schedule an appointment with our professional dentists. If you even want to replace your amalgam fillings with composite dental fillings, we can help.

The cost of fillings depends on the complexity of the procedure. However, some classification can be done beforehand. For instance, front teeth filling are cheaper than the molars. Contact our team for your dental fillings.

Types of dental fillings

People usually ask if there are different kinds of dental fillings. Technically, the answer is yes. But we prefer to use composite resin dental fillings whenever possible on our patients. The reason is simple. We want to avoid the mercury-toxicity that comes with conventional amalgam fillings since it's very dangerous to health and carcinogenic. Do you know that amalgam fillings are a combination of silver, mercury, tin, and other trace elements which are bad for your health? Also, amalgam fillings can damage your brain, cause cancer, and weaken the immune system mildly.

All of these makes you vulnerable to infections and lowers your ability to resist infections. Also, mercury has been declared illegal in industry and will soon become extinct.

Our fillings are produced from composite artificial resin which is tough and bonds to the teeth very well, unlike amalgam fillings that lose weight and leach mercury.

Granted, these fillings may not last long like amalgam fillings, but can stay up to 5 years or 10 years (if properly handled).

Composite resin is coloured like the teeth and aesthetically appealing. Unlike amalgam fillings, they don't prevent the tooth from decaying around the dental filling.

BPA-Free fillings

These green coloured, eco-friendly, and tooth-coloured fillings are available. Contact us to know more. If you are in Cannock, then you are in luck as you are just a call away from getting your tooth filling done.

Do ensure you call us today.

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