Restorative

Restorative Dentistry

At MP dental practice in south east London, our cosmetic dentists offers various treatments to restore your broken, chipped or missing teeth.

CHIPPED OR BROKEN TEETH


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veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part.Bonding: sometimes instead of a porcelain veneer, a natural colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain. A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth like chipped or broken tooth corners.

CROWNS & BRIDGES TO REPLACE MISSING TEETH


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A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth.A crown is sometimes known as a ‘cap’. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.

 

 

A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:

  • you may have discoloured fillings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
  • you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect it
  • it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.

Besides having a dental implant, there are two main ways to replace missing teeth. The first is with a removable false tooth or teeth – a partial denture. The second is with a fixed bridge.

A bridge is usually used where there are fewer teeth to replace, or when the missing teeth are only on one side of the mouth. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base.


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If a gap is left by a missing tooth, this can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side.

 


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A gap can also mean your ‘bite’ is affected, because the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together.This can then lead to food getting packed into the gap, which causes both decay and gum disease.

 



Online Leaflets
Want general information on a condition or treatment?
Visit the British Dental Health Foundation where they have over 40 online leaflets. 

Online Resource
Want to find out about dental treatment?  Want to know how to look after your teeth better?
Visit the new BDA Smile web site.

3D Education
Want to learn about dental anatomy, conditions, treatments and good oral health?
Visit the BDA’s cutting edge 3D Educational web site.