A crown involves preparation of a tooth using a dental hand piece to create space for the crown. Impressions are taken, a temporary crown made and about 2 weeks later a permanent crown is glued into place. This is not removable by you or a dentist. Crowns can be made of ceramic not metal or gold. Different materials are used in different situations. The dentist will advise you on the most appropriate crown for any given specific situation.
A conventional bridge involves preparation of the holding teeth usually either side of a gap using a dental hand piece to create space for crowns. Impressions are taken, a temporary bridge made and about 2 weeks later a permanent bridge made usually of metal and porcelain is glued into place. This is permanently fixed.
A veneer involves preparation of a tooth using a dental hand piece to create space for the veneer (only a small amount – about 1 mm is removed from the front surface of the tooth). Impressions are taken and about 2 weeks later a ceramic veneer is glued (this is a fairly complex procedure) into place.
Crowns, bridges and veneers can greatly improve the appearance of damaged or broken-down teeth leaving you with a lovely smile.
Crowns, bridges and veneers have a good rate of success in dentistry however it is essential that your tooth cleaning is maintained to a high standard as one of the commonest causes of failure is poor tooth cleaning leading to decay or gum disease around the crown, bridge or veneer margins.Hygienist Services
To all our patients
Following an announcement by the Chief Dental Officer for Wales, we are delighted to inform you that we will be seeing patients again on July 2nd.
We hope that you and your family are well. The whole country has been through a lot over the last few months and we all look forward to returning to normality. Whilst somethings have changed, one thing remains constant; our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been of prime importance at the White’s Dental Centre as you will have seen during your appointments over the years. Our infection control processes are designed so that your dental care is safe and comfortable. We are writing to tell you about some of the procedures we have in place at the moment to ensure you receive the highest quality care.
As always, our practice conforms to all the regulations and guidelines published by the official healthcare bodies in Wales.
You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made those changes to protect you and ourselves. For example:
We will phone you before your appointment to ask some screening questions You will be asked again at your appointment On arrival please wait in the porch or your car and phone us We will invite you in and take you straight up to the surgery Please allow for social distancing Attend alone if possible Please limit belongings such as bags and coats Please wear a mask to the practice Please use the sanitizer after entering We have temporarily removed magazines and suspended the complimentary coffee facility Our toilets are for urgent use only We must stress that these are temporary measures to help keep us all safe.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We thank you for your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing you soon.
With very best wishes,
Matthew and Pamela White and all our staff.