Long Sutton Dentistry offer teeth restoration solutions including white fillings, crowns and veneers from their dental practice in Spalding, Lincolnshire

White Fillings & Dental Crowns – What Are They?

Inevitably, as we get older, our teeth age just as the rest of our bodies do.

If a tooth breaks it is sometimes easy to place a white filling to match the tooth’s natural colour.

Why choose white fillings?

Modern white composite filling materials are much more aesthetically pleasing than the older style amalgam (silver and mercury) fillings. White composite dental fillings are easy to place and match your natural shade so will no one will know it’s there except you and your dentist!

Occasionally, you may be recommended a  dental crown. This is because the tooth is more badly broken down and a filled crumbling tooth is simply not strong enough to stand long-term use. A dental crown is a far more durable and long lasting alternative.

What is a dental crown?
A crown is a tooth shaped “cap” which fits over the remaining part of your tooth. Dental crown need two appointments – the first to prepare the tooth (this involves the dentist removing a layer of the outer surface which leaves a strong inner core) and taking an impression. The impressions are then sent to our lab technician who make the crown for us. Don’t worry, we won’t leave you without a tooth in the meantime – we will fit a temporary dental crown to keep you smiling whilst we are making your permanent crown.

We have two options for dental crowns, Zirconium and Porcelain-bonded. Your dentist will give you advice and options which are best suited for you.

The second appointment is usually quick when we fit the new crown. The end result is fantastic – a strong and natural looking “tooth” which no-one will know is not an original.

To book an appointment for a consultation on which cosmetic dental restoration would be suitable for you please call 01406 364600 and speak to our friendly team on reception.

Long Sutton Dentistry in Spalding, Lincolnshire offer composite fillings and dental crowns to repair and restore your teeth.



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