Veneers, Crowns and Bridges

Veneers, Crowns and Bridges in Buxton

Improve the look of your teeth with veneers

Dental veneers are a common cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of teeth. They can improve the colour and shape of teeth. When a dental veneer is fitted a thin layer of porcelain is placed on the enamel of the tooth. Having a veneer can lead to significant improvements in the appearance of teeth. In order to get an idea of the kind of results you can expect to see after having a dental veneer fitted it is worth having a look at before and after pictures.

Crowns in Buxton

Cover imperfections with Crowns

A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. It is often utilised for cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover treatments.

Crowns are the ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
  • you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • you may have had a root canal filling which may need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth

Crowns are made of a variety of different materials and new materials are continuously being developed. Some of the widely used crowns are listed below.
  • Porcelain bonded to precious metal - this is what most crowns are made from. A precious metal base has layers of porcelain applied over it.
  • Porcelain crowns - these crowns are made entirely out of porcelain and are not as strong as bonded crowns, but they look very aesthetically pleasing and are mostly used for the front teeth.
  • All ceramic crowns - this modern technique offers a metal-free alternative, which can give the strength of a bonded crown and the appearance of a porcelain crown. It is suitable for use in all areas of the mouth.
  • Gold alloy crowns - gold is used with other metal alloys to increase its strength and makes it a very hard-wearing restoration.

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Bridges in Buxton

Replace missing teeth with Bridges

Are a way of replacing missing teeth by placing crowns on teeth adjacent to the space and then joining them with a false tooth in between. This is made in the laboratory and then cemented into place with special adhesives. The bridge is then a permanent fixture in the mouth. Bridges are possible if you have enough strong teeth with good bone support. They are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal, however new advances in materials allow for a stronger porcelain to be used without the need for a metal base. These bridges are slightly more aesthetic in appearance.

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