Crowns & Bridges

Supporting your natural teeth with bespoke restorative dental bridges and crowns

If you have missing teeth, you will know the effects that unwanted gaps in your smile can have on your self-confidence and on normal daily tasks such as eating and speaking depending on how many teeth you have lost.

The dental professionals at Brickfields Dental Care have been putting the smiles back on our patient’s faces through expert crown and bridge treatment at our Chelmsford practice.

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is used to cover a gap left by a tooth that has been compromised in some way and either fallen out or been removed by a dentist. This restorative is used to secure a false tooth, also known as a ‘pontic’, to either one of the neighbouring teeth, or ‘abutments’, by way of a bridge-like prosthetic.

A dental bridge can be a temporary or permanent solution to missing teeth and is generally used when a patient does not wish to undergo surgery for implant treatment.

At Brickfields Dental Care, we offer three types of bridges:

  • Conventional Bridge: this traditional type of dental bridge includes the abutment teeth on either side of the porcelain pontic filling to replace the missing tooth.
  • Adhesive Bridge: sometimes referred to as a ‘Maryland Bridge’, this type of bridge uses metal wings attached to the inside surfaces of the neighbouring teeth to support the porcelain replacement tooth
  • Cantilever Bridge: similar to a traditional bridge, except the cantilever bridge is held in place by a dental crown to which a single abutment tooth is cemented

Dental bridges – the treatment procedure

At your initial consultation, our compassionate dental professionals will assess your needs and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan designed to complete your smile and optimise your oral health. We will discuss all aspects of your treatment with you and answer any questions you may have regarding the process.

We will then prepare the bridge abutments and crown the neighbouring teeth sitting on either side of the gap. To fit the crown, your dentist will remove a small portion of the tooth’s enamel. An impression will be taken of your teeth and sent to the dental lab where your hand-crafted bridge will be made. During this waiting period, your dentist will fit you with a temporary bridge so that you can carry on in your normal day-to-day with a complete smile.

Through restorative bridge treatment, our dental experts can:

  • Give you a complete and natural-looking smile
  • Help you to chew and speak properly
  • Prevent remaining teeth from moving out of position and becoming crooked
  • Restore your natural bite

If you think you could benefit from a dental bridge, we want to hear from you.

For a long-lasting tooth replacement solution, speak to the experts at Brickfields Dental Care in Chelmsford.

Dental Crowns for damaged teeth in Essex

When a tooth is damaged, a complete cover may be required to protect the tooth from further fracturing. A crown acts as a cap that covers the entirety of the tooth’s surface and ensures the preservation of your cracked or broken tooth.

Crowns can also be used in place of a filling when tooth decay has severely impaired your tooth and is the more aesthetic option for cavity repair as the crown itself is made of a natural tooth-coloured material.

What are the different types of dental crowns?

At Brickfields Dental Care, we offer a range of dental crown options:

  • All-ceramic crowns
  • Metal ceramic crowns
  • All Zirconium crowns
  • Gold crowns

Your Chelmsford dentist will recommend the best type of crown for your dental needs.

The dental crown procedure explained

If your dentist has advised you to be fitted with a crown to protect your tooth, they will first ensure the stability and viability of the root and tooth through x-ray.

The tooth will then be prepared to receive the crown and an impression is made to enable the lab to produce the crown. A temporary crown will be fitted to protect the tooth in the interim period of crown manufacture. The crown will then be fitted up to 2 weeks later at a secondary appointment. 

Smile gallery

Take a look at our latest smile creations with real before and after patient photos available through our Smile Gallery.

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FAQs

How long will my bridge last?

Our bridges are built for long-term wear and with the right care can last up to 15 years. Your Brickfields Dental Care dentist will advise you on the proper hygiene techniques to keep your bridge in good condition.

Do I take my bridge out at night?

A dental bridge is known as a fixed dental prosthetic meaning that it is bonded to your remaining teeth. The bridge stays in place at all times so there is no need to take it out before you go to sleep.  Looking for a removable alternative? Head over to our dedicated dentures page.

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I have just completed implant surgery and once again I cannot fault this practice. TC, the owner and my dentist today, is a highly competent professional, who is a perfectionist and someone who his staff say would trust him with their lives, you can’t get better praise than that. On this occasion, even the initial local anaesthetic was pain free.The receptionists are always very professional, friendly and very competent. I cannot praise this practice enough. Highly recommended.
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Avril N.
Visit today was excellent be as usual. Fixed chipped tooth during routine check up. Staff friendly and helpful as usual.
Kim P.
Kim P.
Felt completely safe with Covid-19 protocols in place. Staff were as friendly and helpful as usual. Great practice.
HARRY T.
HARRY T.
Always happy with the service and care at Brickfields Dental Care.
Kerry G.
Kerry G.
Well organised and COVID Secure. Have had a make over and looks very professional.
Amanda H.
Amanda H.
Very disappointed that no time was given for the lidocaine to work before they tried to pull a tooth. Sure that’s not normal practice, staff really nice, good clean practice.
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tellstorytime
An excellent dental practice with amazing staff. I can’t say enough good things about the practice. If you’re a new patient try and get Dr Amit Patel, he’s my dentist and what a dentist he is and he’s an amazing person he is too.
Stuart
Stuart
Emergency appointment for a lost filling, fitted me in with 20 mins notice. Very polite and efficient, thank you!
Dave C.
Dave C.
The staff are so accommodating and helpful, they will always go the extra mile if and when they can.
Brenda A.
Brenda A.
They are very gentle and caring
Marilyn H.
Marilyn H.
Absolute fantastic dentist, made to feel relaxed and all procedures explained, would highly recommend
Greg S.
Greg S.
After not going to the dentist for over 10 years, having had a bad experience, I was extremely nervous and anxious. All the staff are amazing from the reception ladies through to the dentist, they explained and reassured me about everything they are doing. My treatment is on going through the next month and I have no concerns. Definitely recommend
Lisa G.
Lisa G.
Thank you to everyone at Brickfields for the large filling I had today and for the hygienist appointment yesterday.Everyone gave me clear information and expert treatment.
Richard F.
Richard F.
Absolutely excellent service
barbara Y.
barbara Y.
I've just had 2 fillings. Very caring and totaly pain free.
Jon K.
Jon K.
My appointment with Joanne assisted by Lyn was the best I have encountered in the dentists chair considering the complexity of the work required ,painless and comfortable as possible.I would throughly recommend them to any person requiring any dental work.
David R.
David R.
Really good practise i was nervous about going as i hadn’t visited a dentist for years but the staff are great very welcoming and polite.Recommended.
Tim Y.
Tim Y.
I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
Very pleasant and professional receptionists and hygienist excellent. Professional all round.
Rosemary S.
Rosemary S.
Excellent treatment and amazing staff. Would highly recommend. Have been a patient here since 1996 and would not go anywhere else.Mya the trainee dental nurse is very gentle and professional and a delightful addition to the Surgery.
ANGELA P.
ANGELA P.