Restorative Dentistry


Crowns and Bridges in Bromley


Teeth need to be restored for various reasons. They may need to be built up, if they are decayed or have been chipped, filled, if a crack has appeared or a previous filling has fallen out, or replaced entirely, if the tooth has failed. Sometimes, more than one tooth needs to be replaced and, in the most serious cases, a patient can be left with no teeth at all and would require a full set of replacement teeth.

Whatever your situation, it’s all in a day’s work for us here at Smile 4 U in Chislehurst, and our mission is to restore your smile by providing you with a treatment that is right for you. There are many restorative solutions available and it all starts with a consultation, where we discuss all the options and come up with a treatment plan which will give you the smile you desire.

Restoring an existing tooth in Bromley


There are a range of options for building up or filling an existing tooth and the great thing is that technology and material science have advanced so much in recent years that there are some fantastic, life-like and durable solutions available.


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White fillings in Chislehurst

White fillings, or composites, are used to fill cavities or cracks in teeth and can be colour-matched perfectly to your existing teeth to achieve a seamless and natural-looking aesthetic. They are an increasingly popular treatment, as they use safe, bio-compatible materials which bond with your natural teeth and can last for years.

inlays and onlays dental fillings

Inlays and onlays in Bromley

Inlays and onlays are similar to composites and fill in areas of the teeth that have been lost, or left when an existing filling fails. They fit perfectly into the spaces, leaving no gaps, and form a barrier against bacteria, which lessens the risk of infection and decay.

Woman with veneers

Veneers in South East London

Are you unhappy about your stained, chipped, gappy or crooked teeth? One solution is to have veneers – thin layers of porcelain that are bonded to the original teeth. Veneers create natural-looking, perfect smile and function as a normal tooth when chewing or biting.

Dental crowns

Crowns in Chislehurst

Finally, crowns can be used to strengthen or build up failing teeth that may have been weakened due to root canal work or a crack in the tooth. A crown is a single cap that is fixed on top of a single tooth.

Replacing a missing tooth or teeth in South East London



Dental bridges

Bridges in Bromley

Another way of replacing a missing tooth or set of teeth is fixing a bridge. A bridge is a structure that supports one or more replacement teeth and is supported by a crown on each end, thus forming a 'bridge' across the gap. Bridges are fixed into the mouth and cannot be removed, so they are a long-term, stable solution to missing teeth.

Dental crowns

Crowns in Chislehurst

In addition to restoring existing teeth and anchoring bridges, crowns can be used to replace a single missing tooth as the visible component of an implant, which replaces the root of the missing tooth.

Dentures

Dentures in Chislehurst

Dentures are a removable option for replacing a lost tooth or teeth. They custom-made to fit snugly on top of the gums and are sometimes fixed in place with adhesives. Dentures are a cost-effective solution for replacing missing teeth, and are relatively easy to clean and maintain as they can be removed from the mouth.

Dental Implant

Dental Implants in South East London

Perhaps the ultimate in tooth replacement is the dental implant, an increasingly popular option, as it is a permanent fixture that replaces not only the visible portion of the tooth, but the root as well. This allows you greater strength and stability in eating and also prevents your jawbone from receding, which can in turn cause facial muscles to sag and make you look older than you are. Read more about implants here.

It’s important to have regular check-ups with us so that we can monitor your teeth and advise you if we think you need any restorative work. The sooner a tooth is treated, the less invasive the treatment needs to be. Also, if you have lost a tooth or teeth, it is important to have restorative work, as a full set of teeth supports the bone structure of the mouth and the surrounding facial tissue. You will reduce the risk of age-related facial sagging, which is caused by loss of facial bone.

With so many restorative options available, the first step is to book an appointment with one of our experienced dentists in South East London who can help you choose the right treatment for you. To book an appointment, call us on 020 8467 6755 or email info@smile4udentistry.co.uk.

“I attended today to have a large filling sorted out. I am extremely anxious with dentist visits, but the time the dentist took to reassure me and check on me throughout the procedure was fantastic and made all the difference for me.”


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