Inlays, crowns & veneers are an inexpensive way of cosmetically repairing cracked, worn unsightly or broken teeth. At Gosforth Dental Surgery our dentists use both traditional materials and the more advanced porcelain equivalents to create a great looking smile.
At our Newcastle dental practice, our cosmetic dentists are able to colour-match white fillings and porcelain onlays or crowns to your existing teeth, creating natural-looking smiles. In small cavities a white filling is the perfect solution to restore the appearance and function. Onlays and crowns are used when the teeth require very large filling or when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a directly placed filling.
White fillings, onlays, dental veneers & crowns are an inexpensive way of cosmetically repairing cracked, worn, or broken teeth. At Gosforth Dental Surgery, your initial consultation will involve an informal chat with one of our specialist dentists together with a clinical examination. The options to restore your teeth include:
White fillings are safe, effective and can make an immediate change to the appearance of your teeth.
Crowns are also known as “caps” because they completely encircle the weak tooth above the gum and protect it.
The answer depends on the tooth and the degradation of the tooth. At Gosforth Dental Surgery in Newcastle, we like to begin the process with an initial consultation. We will listen to your concerns and discuss exactly what you are unhappy with. Your dentist will then advise of all the treatment options available, and how each treatment is carried out.
White fillings are not suitable for those with very large cavities, this is due to the composite material used for white fillings not being strong enough for large cavities. White fillings are bonding to the teeth and are recommended for small to medium sized cavities. For larger cavities many dentists now prefer to use custom ceramic fillings (called inlays and onlays) which has the aesthetics that composite bonding has, but also has the strength that it lacks for large cavities. After your examination at Gosforth Dental Surgery, your dentist will discuss with you the types of fillings suitable for your case.
If you want a dental crown to resemble your natural teeth, then ceramic crowns will meet this requirement. Porcelain crowns can also be designed with metal alloys. Crowns made from different materials will also have varied life-spans in durability, so this is also a factor to consider. Information on the different types of crowns and what will be a better fit for you can be discussed during your consultation at our Newcastle dental practice with your dentist.
No, however we do recommend a regular dental hygienist appointment to ensure longevity in your treatment. If you are a registered patient at Gosforth Dental Surgery, it is quick and easy to make regular appointments with one of our experienced dental hygienists at our Newcastle dental practice.