Chipped or broken teeth can affect your confidence and have an impact on your oral health. We can use one, or a combination of treatments, to restore your teeth and give you back the smile you deserve.
A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Porcelain veneers are the most beautiful and long-lasting solution to chipped teeth however they are not always appropriate in certain types of bite.
Sometimes, instead of a porcelain veneer, a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain. A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth like chipped or broken tooth corners. This material is not quite as strong as porcelain but has the great advantage that it is easily repaired or reshaped if the tooth suffers further damage from a really heavy bite or accidental knocks and impacts. Mr Gardner has been working closely with our Dental Technicians to rebuild smiles for many patients who have severely worn teeth. This process may involve lightening the teeth as a whole and then carefully re-bonding Composite materials onto the worn teeth to mimic the patients original appearance – A really satisfying and successful procedure which can ‘turn back the clock’ on wear and tear.
We are an entirely silver amalgam free practice. We only use tooth coloured materials for fillings.
|Small, simple filling||£45|
|Moderate filling in an incisor or canine tooth||£68.50|
|Premolar and molar fillings||Range from £78 to £125|
|Complex molar fillings||Range from £130 to £195|
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. This is the next step when there’s simply not enough good, healthy tooth left to rebuild it using composite materials. Our crowns are all either Zirconia, Ceramic or gold and range in price from £490 to £760 depending on complexity and materials used. All options carry an unequivocal 2 year warranty against breakage.
A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an 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:
There are three main ways to replace missing teeth. The first is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second is with a fixed bridge and the third is to use dental implants.
A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base. They are especially useful when the supporting teeth are already heavily filled and worn. In this case having a bridge both fills the space left by a missing tooth and also restores the strength of the adjacent teeth. They cost from £720 upwards depending on how many teeth are replaced.
If the bridge will show, porcelain is then bonded to the base and it’s possible to make an extremely strong restoration that will look great and last for years.
Dental implants need a section all to themselves but they are a great way to fill a gap when the nearby teeth are in good, healthy condition and it would be a shame to prepare them down to accept a bridge.
Whatever technique is right for you missing teeth should be replaced for a number of reasons. Your appearance is one reason.
Another is that the gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side. A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together.
This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease. This is known as a ‘collapsing bite’ and allowing your teeth to get to this stage risks further tooth loss and, eventually, full dentures.
Cfast braces are a discreet, fast fixed brace system able to straighten teeth in 4 to 6 months.
Cosmetic dentistry is a field of dentistry which deals with the aesthetics of the smile.
Dental implants are fine titanium rods, which are placed in a pre-drilled socket in the jaw bone.
We know that choosing the right dentist is a very important decision, and we know that everyone is individual and needs personal treatment. If you would like to ask us any questions about our service we would love to hear from you.