Porcelain Crowns & Bridges Bristol
At High Street Dental Clinic we use porcelain crowns to rebuild broken or weakened teeth. Not only do our crowns restore health to the teeth, they also look completely natural and blend in with the surrounding teeth.
Why might I need a crown?
If you have a heavily filled tooth, it might be prone to breakage or chipping. In this case we will use a dental crown to protect the vulnerable tooth, improving its appearance and restoring its health and functionality.
We often carry out the dental crown fitting procedure over the course of two appointments:
Appointment 1: Here we will take moulds of your teeth and fit a temporary crown until your bespoke porcelain one is created. We’ll adjust the temporary crown until you feel happy and comfortable with the fit. The moulds will be sent to the lab where your new permanent crown will be made.
Appointment 2: This is simply to fit your bespoke porcelain crown!
If you have one or more missing teeth, we can create a restoration using crowns to support the missing tooth or teeth and essentially “bridge the gap”. All bridge work is carried out in our relaxed, comfortable dental clinic and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have before treatment begins.
Crowns and bridges at High Street Dental Clinic
We dedicate a lot of care and expertise to our crown and bridge preparations. It is vital to shape the tooth accurately to ensure the most precise fit of the restoration and that it has a good, functional bite.
All cases are prepared on anatomical articulators (which mimic the movement of the jaw) by selected, highly-skilled technicians.
Tooth-coloured zirconium or high quality gold and porcelain are used in the crown and bridge construction.
Particular care is taken to assess and fine-tune the fit of the crown and bridgework prior to placing it. This prevents premature failure. If hygiene is well maintained, it will last a long time.
Most importantly, the functional occlusion (the bite) for the crown and bridgework is accurately prescribed, so that the result is comfortable from the first day it is fitted and works in harmony with the rest of the bite.