Dental Crown Procedure, Sevenoaks, Kent
A Crown, or porcelain crown, is a cap, cover or restoration to replace the missing portion of a tooth. There are many indications that a tooth requires a crown.
Considerations can be aesthetic but are mostly a lack of remaining tooth structure. If a tooth is broken down or heavily filled, the crown is placed to protect the tooth from the high biting forces we exert on our teeth whilst eating. The crown makes the tooth stronger.
Not all crowns are the same and we provide gold crowns, porcelain bonded to gold crowns as well as the latest in the metal free alternatives that give truly lifelike results.
The latest advances in porcelain allow light to transmit through the crown, thereby creating a restoration that is undetectable from the other natural teeth in your smile. With the absence of any metal core on the inside of the crown, there will be no more telltale grey lines that can be seen on older metal ceramic crowns.
A Veneer is a thin petal-like layer, of porcelain used to cover the front of a tooth. They are considered for several reasons such as when the enamel has become worn, chipped or discoloured or the teeth have become misaligned. Veneers are extremely thin and delicate, but once bonded to the tooth are unbelievably strong. They are able to block out undesirable colours, such as from a very dark underlying tooth and allow the beauty of the veneers to shine through. They can be used to create a smile that is natural and beautiful.
In most cases we carry out a diagnostic wax up where you can test-drive your veneers prior to going ahead with the definitive treatment.
"Best dentist I have ever gone to!"
Very professional yet nice and friendly. My mouth looks so much better and that all in calm and warm atmosphere. I was given and explained NHS and all private options, no pushing no insisting. Very happy, will go back (I was recommended to go to this dentist by my friend). They are worth every penny! Would recommend to everyone!
"Makes Me Enjoy Going to the Dentist"
The atmosphere is so lovely and calm and you don't feel rushed or pressured. I actually find going there pleasurable, not full of dread. I know that the cost will be reasonable, the treatment professional and the pain minimised.
"Best Decision I Ever Made!"
I had veneers fitted at Riverhead Dental Practice 3 years ago. It was the best decision I have ever made and the outcome was even better then anticipated. I feel very confident about my smile. I did it on the interest free arrangement which worked out very well. If I needed any other "major" treatment I would not hesitate to use the practice again. Also the follow up treatment is excellent and the hygienist that I see on a Saturday is excellent!
I was terrified of dentists before I went to see this one. I hadn't been in 13 years. I have had to be sedated for treatment in the past, but I didn't find my treatment any where near as stressful as I thought it would be. The dentist is so patient with me as I am terrified of needles and took the time to explain through to me what treatment they were going to undertake. I had several white fillings and route canal. I felt absolutely no pain or discomfort. I even had 2 fillings to my front teeth and I wouldn’t be able to tell you where they are. They are absolutely invisible. I did pay for my treatment (the fillings and route canal) but it was worth every penny. I am more than satisfied with the treatment I received. I can not recommend this dentist enough. They are exceptionally professional, kind and patient. What could have been improved? Absolutely nothing.