Restorative Dentistry in Cambridge

Dental Crowns

Also commonly known as a 'cap'; it is custom made (either by a technician in a dental laboratory or in cases of temporary crowns by the dentist in the treatment room).

It is a restoration which fits over the remaining tooth (after special preparation) and typically restores the shape, appearance and function of the tooth.

Case 1

This patient wanted to have a perfect and natural smile. The condition of the front teeth allowed us to give the option of veneers, however, due to the patient having bruxism (grinding teeth) veneers were not recommended.

The patient was happy to get crowns made of the same material as veneers (E-max); this material is considered to be one of the best to be used in ceramic crowns, veneers, etc. We do all the preparation for crowns with shoulder. This means that the gums will not be irritated by the edges of the crowns, so if your oral hyginie is well maintaned your gums will be the same even after many years. This also means that the aesthetic of the crowns last much longer.


Case 2

This young patient had 5 full ceramic crowns done and was very happy with the treatment when he saw the finished result of his teeth.


Bridge

A fixed bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more replacement teeth attached to crowns that are placed on two or more surrounding healthy teeth. Along with replacing teeth, the fixed bridge helps restore the normal function and the proper position of your bite.

The first appointment involves reshaping the teeth that will hold the bridge in place. Then an impression of the prepared teeth and the surrounding and opposing teeth is taken. We then apply a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth between visits.

Your next appointment, in approximately 2 weeks, will be to permanently cement the bridge into place. If the bridge needs further adjustments, additional visits may be required.

Case 1

The patient wanted to have a zirconium bridge to replace his missing teeth (UL3, 5). In this case we had to file down the neighbouring teeth (UL2, 4, 6). Patient was happy with the end result. 


Inlays and Onlays

Patients who have suffered from extensive tooth decay or trauma to their molar or premolar teeth could be ideal candidates for inlay or onlay. We use them in cases when a perfect filling cannot be carried out because of the size and/or location of the cavity when there are not enough healthy walls of the tooth left.

Developed as an alternative to full coverage dental crowns, inlay/onlay restoration is fabricated from a moulded impression of the broken tooth, then cemented to the remains of the tooth during a second visit.

As a temporary solution to the problem in between appointments, patients are often fitted with a provisional inlay or onlay in the shape of the final fitting to ensure protection and prevent tooth sensitivity.

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