Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns, Jersey

Dental crowns, also often referred to as ‘caps’, are used to cover the remaining part of a natural tooth which may have decayed or been damaged. Often made from porcelain, ceramic or metal – dental crowns are a great way solve a number of issues. The type of material used depends on the amount of natural tooth remaining, the location of the tooth in the mouth and patient preference.

Dental Crown Fitting Procedure

Local anaesthetic is usually used to numb the area that the crown will be fitted to, ensuring the patient is comfortable and doesn’t experience pain. However, sometimes it may not be necessary to use anaesthetic, especially if a post-crown is used.

To ensure that the crown looks natural, part of the tooth is removed and/or shaped before impressions of the mouth are taken. Shades and materials are then discussed before the crown goes into production – during this time, a temporary crown will be used. Once the crown is ready to be fitted, dental cement/adhesive is used to fix it in place and create a seal.

Dental Bridges

A great way to replace one or two missing teeth, dental bridges are usually made by crowning the teeth either side of the gap. Bridges are only possible if there is enough healthy and strong teeth remaining. If this isn’t the case, then our dentists will explain the alternatives, such as implants or dentures.

Dental Bridge Fitting Procedure

Our dentist will outline the different options available, such as fibre, composite,  adhesive or fixed bridges – depending on the best suitability or patient preference/budget. 

Similar to the dental crown procedure outlined above, local anaesthetic is normally used to ensure the patient is comfortable. Then the teeth that will be crowned are prepared and impressions of the mouth are taken.  A temporary crown is then provided to fill the gap whilst the bridge is produced and ready to be fitted.

What Next?

During an initial appointment, our dentist will work with the patient to draw up a bespoke treatment plan.

What's the Cost?

With every patient’s case being different, it’s not possible to provide an accurate indication of costs without a prior consultation. However, for an up to date list of our from prices, please head to our treatment fees page.

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