From crowns and bridges to dentures, we offer a range of highly aesthetic restorative solutions in Brackley
Getting a crown or bridge in Brackley
Crowns and bridges can be used to replace missing teeth, or to rebuild and strengthen teeth that may have been damaged, or weakened after a root canal treatment. A crown is a single cap that is bonded on top of a single tooth, or fixed to a pre-placed dental implant. A bridge is a tooth, or a set of teeth, that conceals a gap in your smile, secured in place by a crown at each end. If you need a crown or bridge in Brackley, at South Gables Dental Practice you can expect to achieve a long-term solution that will combine increased support and stability with excellent aesthetics.
Dentures in Brackley
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, the team at South Gables Dental Practice is highly experienced at creating lifelike and comfortable dentures for our Brackley patients. Dentures are the most cost-effective solution to missing teeth, and will enable you to eat and speak with confidence. They are custom-made in a dental lab using the most modern materials – so you may be surprised to discover just how much dentures have moved on in recent years! While traditional dentures must be removed every day for cleaning, implant-retained dentures offer a permanently fixed solution.
Frequently asked questions
Crowns, bridges and dentures are made in a dental lab, using your dental impressions to create a tailor-made restoration that looks and feels natural. You will be involved in the process from start to finish and the lab will create a restoration that meets you and your Brackley dentist’s requirements in terms of shape and shade.
Before your crown or bridge is made at the lab, your dentist will prepare your tooth by filing it down into a smooth shape that correctly accommodates the restoration. Dental impressions will then be taken and sent to the dental lab. When your restoration is ready, you’ll return to South Gables Dental Practice to have your crown or bridge cemented in place and cured under a special light.
With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, crowns and bridges can last as long as 20 years.
A partial denture fills the gap left behind by one or more missing teeth, and clips to your existing teeth. It can be easily unclipped and removed for cleaning. A full or complete denture is used when all the upper or lower teeth are missing, and fits snugly over your gums. It must be removed daily for cleaning. For a permanent solution that you don’t have to remove, you may wish to discuss getting dental implants.
Clean them as you would your normal teeth – once in the morning and once at night. The routine requires you to brush them with toothpaste or soapy water, soak them with soluble denture-cleaning tablets to remove stains and bacteria, then brush again. If you’re taking your dentures out to sleep, keep them moist to stop them from drying out and changing shape. You’ll need to visit the dentist regularly to make sure your dentures are fitting and functioning correctly.