Crown and bridges


Crown and bridgework at Didsbury Dental Practice, Manchester

The purpose of dental crowns and bridges is to enhance your smile with health and vitality. When a lost tooth is replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the missing one must be prepared as crowns to serve as abutments to hold the bridge in place.

While restoring missing teeth bridges help to support remaining teeth and keep them in their proper position. Bridges are a long-term solution which can help prevent the cycle of problems that occur when just one tooth is missing, such as shifting and drifting of remaining teeth, decay and periodontal bone loss. Unlike dentures, a bridge is not removable, giving increased support and stability within the mouth.

A crown or ‘cap’ is used to completely cover a damaged tooth and may be used for aesthetic or functional reasons to restore it to its natural colour, shape and strength. Besides strengthening a severely broken down tooth, crowns can also be used to improve the appearance, shape and alignment of teeth. Crowns are often used to strengthen root canal-treated teeth as these teeth are more brittle and likely to fracture. Crowns may also be used in cases of large irritable fillings, aging teeth or improper bite due to excessive grinding of teeth.


What are my options with Crowns & Bridges?


There are three types of crowns that can be placed:

All gold crowns which are the strongest, but are the least aesthetic and best used on back teeth.

Porcelain bonded to metal crowns that are aesthetic, but very opaque looking.

All porcelain CEREC® crowns that are the most aesthetic and durable option because of their rigid makeup and lifelike appearance. CEREC® crowns can be fitted in just one appointment in a single day!


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One of the elements that our patients love about our practice is the state-of-the-art facilities we have to offer. We are proud to be able to provide you with a comfortable and safe environment for your emergency dental treatment

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When you need to get your teeth and gums looked at, it is important to do this in a timely and efficient manner. Our dedicated team of experience dental professionals are well trained to be able to offer fast and effective treatment in case of dental emergencies. 

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A lot of people are nervous about going to the dentist, and this means it is important to have staff who are compassionate and understanding. Our team of professionals are supportive, compassionate, and understanding, and provide personalised attention for every patient.