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Veneers, Crowns & Bridges

Veneers

A veneer is a thin shield of porcelain that is used to cover the front surface of the tooth. Veneers are designed as a permanent way to change or enhance the look of stained, chipped, broken, or otherwise undesired teeth.The teeth’s appearance using veneers can often be dramatically improved with minimal tooth preparation.

At Horbury Dental Care we encourage patients in search of a dentist that specialises in dental veneers and other cosmetic procedures to turn their attention to our friendly, family run dental practice.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are veneers used to treat?
  • Teeth that are discoloured or worn down.
  • Teeth that are chipped or broken
  • Teeth that are misaligned, uneven, or irregularly shaped (for example, have craters or bulges in them)
  • Teeth with gaps between them (to close the space between these teeth)
Will I need anaesthetic?

Many veneer procedures can be done with the use of little or no local anaesthetic.

What are the benefits of veneers?
  • They provide a natural tooth appearance
  • Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well
  • Porcelain veneers are stain resistant
  • The colour of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter
  • Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s colour and shape — veneers generally don’t require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.

Crowns

Crowns or a caps as they are more commonly knownare an ideal way to restore teeth that have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.

Crowns are a laboratory made restoration that fits over the outside of a remaining tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are crowns used for?
  • You may have a discoloured filling and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth.
  • You may have had a root filling which may need a crown to protect what is left of the tooth.
  • It may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.
What materials are crowns made from?

Crowns are often made of porcelain, Gold, precious or non precious materials.

Bridges

Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are bridges placed?

Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, serve as anchors for the bridge.

What materials are bridges made from?

Bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal. There are also bridges made entirely of a special type of strong porcelain.Our team of dentists at Horbury Dental Care can provide this treatments either privately or under our new Essentials dental scheme.