crowns & bridges

sometimes known as a ‘cap’ a dental crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth that has been broken, damaged or decayed to a point where a filling is not suitable. the crown may be closely matched to the surrounding teeth in shape, colour and size and once fitted provide a seamless and permanent restoration to your tooth.

at sweetsmile dental clinic we provide crowns made of pure gold, full porcelain or crowns made of a mix of both gold (on the interior) and porecelain (on the exterior).

why would my dentist recommend a dental crown?

if your tooth has become broken, decayed or damaged in such a way that a filling is not strong enough to support the tooth or if you are looking to cover an existing amalgam filling, then a crown may be recommended by your dentist as the best treatment.

crowns can last a lifetime and are an ideal treatment for the following reasons:

  • to restore badly broken teeth
  • to restore teeth that have large filling
  • to reshape an uneven or unsightly tooth to match your surrounding teeth
  • to restore the brightness of discoloured teeth
  • to protect a root treated tooth
  • to support a a bridge or denture which needs to be held in place

what is a dental bridge?

used to replace missing teeth, a dental bridge is made of crowns fitted to the teeth either side of a gap in the mouth. to prevent the need for a denture or dental implants, a dental bridge is used to restore the look and feel of a complete smile. a common dental bridge basically contains:
  • a false tooth (pontic) which may be made from alloys, gold, porcelain or a combination of these is used to fill the gap by replacing the missing tooth.
  • two crowns used to hold the pontic in place by anchoring.

how do I book an appointment?

for further information or to book an appointment for a dental crown or bridge, please call our friendly reception team on 0208 203 1599.