Dental crowns & dental bridges

Dental problems such as missing teeth, incorrect spacing in between teeth or decaying teeth can be both painful and embarrassing. Being uncomfortable with your smile affects many aspects of your daily life – both in and out of work. Here at Higher Lane Dental Practice, we can assess your dental problems and give your smile the makeover it deserves! 

The problem of missing teeth can often be solved with a dental bridge.  A dental bridge is a false tooth which is permanently attached to the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. There are several types of bridges available, depending on the needs of the patient. 

The traditional dental bridge involves anchoring a false tooth to dental crowns which are placed onto the neighbouring teeth. Alternatively, the dental bridge can be attached using resin. If there is only one healthy tooth adjacent to the missing tooth, a cantilever dental bridge can be used. 

As well holding a dental bridge in place, dental crowns can also be used to protect or improve the appearance of a tooth.  For example, if a tooth has a root filling, a dental crown can be placed over the top to protect the filling.  Or, if there is discolouration, dental crowns can be used to cover the offending teeth. Crowns can be composed of metal or porcelain and can be either permanent or temporary, depending on the treatment needed. 

If you think you are in need of either a dental crown or a dental bridge, contact us today on 01925 752209 or by using our online contact form. Higher Lane Dental Practice is located in Lymm, Cheshire, close to Warrington, Manchester and Liverpool city centres. You can see some of the happy smiles we have created in our gallery.