Restore your smile with crowns and bridges

Even if your mouth is healthy, you could still be unhappy with your smile, which leads to self-consciousness and a lack of confidence – we can help with that!

From creating bridges to fill gaps between missing teeth to crafting crowns that suit your exact specifications for shape and shade in comparison to the rest of your teeth, we believe we’re one of the best dentists in Essex for bespoke restorations.

What are dental crowns?

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 Lister House Dental.

Dental crowns

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 Harlow dentist at Lister House Dental Centre. Getting a dental crown in Essex 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.

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"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"

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge from your Essex 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.

Dental bridges

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 and further dental problems in the future. Gaps also cause the surrounding teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, which can cause problems with your ‘bite’ and where your teeth sit.

With a custom dental bridge from Lister House Dental Centre, 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.

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