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Veneers

A veneer is a facing like a false finger nail on the front of the teeth. The veneer can be made of ceramic, porcelain or composite. Ceramic is the most durable option. Veneers are very thin and are bonded to the teeth. Veneers will improve the colour, shape and appearance of teeth, especially if they are stained, chipped or out of alignment. With veneers the teeth sometimes have to be filed a little, but not drilled down as in crowns. 

Veneers are effective in making your teeth and smile look younger if you have worn and chipped teeth, for hiding dark gaps between the teeth and improving crooked teeth.

Tooth Whitening with Composite Veneers


The teeth are first whitened, then an enamel like material (composite) is added to the teeth. This is a lot cheaper than fitting veneers, involves little or no drilling and produces a very natural look. This technique is effective in making your teeth and smile look younger if you have worn and chipped teeth, for hiding dark gaps between the teeth and improving crooked teeth.

Onlays and Crowns

Onlays and crowns are used to prevent heavily filled teeth from breaking and needing extraction. Wherever possible an onlay is placed as less tooth has to be trimmed off.
On the first appointment the tooth is trimmed to make room for the onlay or crown and an impression taken. A temporary is fitted and the impression sent to a dental technician to construct the restoration. The onlay or crown is fitted on a second appointment.

Cosmetic, Metal and Metal Free Crowns.


Crowns and onlays are placed when the tooth has been weakened by extensive decay. 
There are a huge variety of cosmetic crown types available. For a front tooth it is very important to have a crown with a lifelike appearance, such as a metal free crown.

We separate our crown work fees into a dentist fee and a technician fee. This will allow you to chose how much how much you want to spend on your crown or bridge. The technician fee for a crown will vary from £45 up to £180. Some dental technicians offer very good value and we pass the saving on to you. 
For private work our dental technicians are UK based and are Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS) approved. If you need a crown with metal in it and you are allergic to nickel it is better to pay a little more for a precious metal crown.

Tooth Coloured Fillings


We provide tooth coloured fillings using the best quality materials. These are often constructed like a sandwich with a deeper fluoride releasing layer that bonds well to the dentine and makes the tooth more resistant to decay and then a harder wearing top layer which bonds well to the enamel. The bonding in tooth coloured fillings makes the tooth stronger and last longer compared to metal fillings.

Amalgam or silver mercury fillings are still available and are less expensive. They are not normally bonded to the teeth.

Bridges


Bridges are used to fill a tooth gap. A crown is fitted either side of the gap and the bridge tooth is attached to the crowns. On the first appointment the teeth are trimmed to make room for the bridge and an impression taken. A temporary bridge is fitted and the impression sent to a dental technician to construct the bridge. The bridge is fitted on a second appointment.
When a tooth is lost the adjacent teeth gradually tip into the gap leaving spaces around them into which food gets trapped. Gum disease and tooth decay can result. A bridge will help prevent this.

Implants

These are fitted into the jaw bone.  Unlike a bridge, adjacent teeth do not have to be drilled. We do not provide implants ourselves, but can recommend and refer you to a local implantologist.






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