Teeth can often become chipped or cracked for many reasons varying from eating hard food, minor or major accidents, or due to trauma. Depending on the extent of damage, it is always best to contact your dentist as soon as possible. By doing so we can assess the damage teeth, or tooth, and take the necessary steps in order to repair or replace your teeth. This is done to ensure that no further damage is caused to the tooth, gum and root.
If you are worried about a damaged tooth/teeth it’s a good idea to get it checked out by your dentist. If you have a serious injury, please contact your doctor or visit A&E.
The appearance of your teeth can be rectified once you have been given the all clear, your health and well being is our main priority!
What is a Dental Bridge?
If one or more of your teeth are missing then you can have a dental bridge fitted which can fill the gap. In addition to aesthetic reasons, having a bridge can make chewing food easier.
At St Mary’s Dental Practice, we offer a range of materials, from metal to white porcelain, which are very discrete in comparison to your real teeth. The bridge uses as existing tooth to attach to, which is assessed and prepared at your first initial appointment, and then is fixed firmly in place on the second appointment (one week later).
Usually a Bridge consists of a tooth behind or infront of the gap being crowned and an artificial tooth being attached in order to fill the gap. You can also have a bridge that is secured to a Dental Implant if the teeth are not suitable.
If you are considering a dental bridge or would like more information please feel free to contact us and book an appointment.
A Dental Crown is a “cap” that looks like a tooth which is cemented over a damaged tooth. This covers your tooth and restores its strength, shape, size and appearance.
This may be needed if you tooth is fractured, if you have large failing filings, or sometimes after a root canal.
We have a range of materials including, porcelain, metal and gold. If you think you may need a crown, please contact us immediately. Delays can lead to the tooth becoming unrestorable.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
• Protects a weak tooth from further breakage
• Hold two parts of a broken tooth together
• Cover a tooth which has more filling than tooth
• Cover misshapen or discoloured teeth
• Used to make a cosmetic modification