With their aim to provide high-quality dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment, the ethos of the dentist in Bexleyheath is that of practising safe and ethical dentistry, alongside advising patients and assisting them in making informed decisions. The team at Crook Log pride themselves in achieving health and stable dentition for patients’ long-term health, as well as conducting expert routine and specialist dentistry.
A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive or cement. They are utilised as a protective cover for badly decayed or fractured teeth, as a permanent restoration for teeth with large fillings and to correct minor problems in natural teeth such as spacing and irregular shape or severe discolouration. According to Dentaly statistics, a whopping 21% of adults have had problems eating because of the state of their teeth. If you have issues eating it may be due to sensitivity, decay or missing teeth. Dental crowns in Bexleyheath can be made from a variety of materials such as plastic, ceramic or metal alloys in order to maximise strength and stimulate the appearance of natural teeth.
When teeth are prepared to be crowned, they reduce the tooth size (under local anaesthesia) followed by an impression or mould of the prepared tooth. The trimming aspect of the teeth is required to create space for the crown to be implemented. The mould is then utilised to by skilled technicians to fabricate the crown. A temporary crown is placed on the tooth as a placeholder. When the permanent crown is ready, the temporary one is removed and the tooth surfaces are cleaned. The crown is then cemented onto the prepared tooth once fit, harmony and appearance have been established.
If you look after your crowns with regular brushing and flossing and avoid chewing excessively hard substances, crowns can last for years and the underlying tooth will stay healthy. However, regular check-ups are advisable to enable your dentist to detect any problems.
Bridges are made of metal and porcelain bonded to the base. Sometimes non-precious metals are used in the base for strength. Although a bridge may be costly, they are an investment that will give years of service, as well as improving your appearance and bite. A bridge uses the considerable skill of the dentist and technician and are completely bespoke for the patient. Dental bridges in Bexleyheath need to be cleaned everyday to prevent gum disease and bad breath. False teeth also need to be cleaned daily and your dentist will show you how to use bridge needle or floss.
If you are experiencing problems with your teeth and think you may benefit from a dental crown or bridge, contact one of the friendly team members today to ask any questions or book an appointment.
Crook Log Dental Practice – dentist in Bexleyheath
42 Crook Log
Tel: 020 8303 3838