Types of restorative dental procedures offered at Horbury Dental

Mark Willings
06, Mar 2017

Our team of skilled of dentists offer the following restorative treatments:

Fillings

Fillings are used to treat teeth which been cracked or broken or are suffering from tooth decay. A number of different filling materials are available with the two most common being dental amalgam and composite. Dental amalgam is the silver coloured filling that most people are familiar with. In contrast, composite has a much more natural appearance. An advantage of this type of filling is that it can be mixed to an exact shade in order to blend in with the existing tooth.

Crowns

Crowns are designed to fit over teeth that have been severely weakened by decay or contain a very large filling. They can also be used in other instances, for example where a patient has a discoloured filling and wishes to improve the appearance of their tooth, to protect a root filling or to ensure a denture or bridge is held firmly in place. A crown works by fitting over the remains of the original tooth, restoring its natural shape as well as making it strong again.

Bridges

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth and span the space where the teeth are missing. They are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, then serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. Bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded to precious metal but can also be made entirely of a special type of strong porcelain.

Horbury Dental Care provides dental services for people in Horbury, Wakefield, Netherton, Osset and the surrounding areas. To learn more about the range of restorative dental procedures we offer call our office on 01924 211 234.

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