Crowns and bridges are permanently fixed in the mouth by being cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist. If you’re in need of a dental crown in Salisbury – or a replacement for an old restoration that is no longer fit for purpose, come and see the team at Sarum Dental.
When a filling is no longer an option for repairing a decayed or damaged tooth, a crown offers a custom solution that caps your tooth and restores its function. Besides strengthening the tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.
Most crowns are made of either ceramic or a combination of ceramic and metal, depending on your preference and the advice of your Salisbury dentist at Sarum Dental. Getting a crown in Salisbury usually involves two appointments – one to prepare your tooth, which involves smoothing it into a shape that best accommodates the crown; and one to cement your custom restoration, made in a lab using your dental impressions, permanently in place.
”"When my front tooth fell out the team at Sarum provided me with an excellent temporary crown to save me from further embarrassment. I have since had it permanently replaced with a dental implant and couldn't be happier"
A dental bridge from your Salisbury dentist is a great way to fill the gaps in your smile. Custom-made in a dental lab, a bridge hides the gap with a prosthetic tooth or teeth, secured at each end by a crown.
Even if your missing teeth don’t bother you, the gaps left behind can be a haven for food and bacteria, raising your risk of gum disease. Gaps also cause the surrounding teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, which can cause problems with your ‘bite’. With a custom dental bridge from Sarum Dental, you can fill the space where the teeth are missing and create a strong foundation that supports your jaw bone and allows you to eat properly.
As with crowns, there is a choice of high-tech materials that can be used to create your dental bridge. All can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth and we can help you decide which is the most suitable for your individual case.