Cover discoloured teeth or gaps with our realistic dental crowns in Swansea

Dental crowns are a common and popular solution for dental restorations. Crowns cover teeth that are discoloured or damaged beyond repair — for example, a decayed tooth that can’t be mended with a filling would be better suited to a dental crown. 

Crowns can be applied to avoid discomfort and infection, especially after complex treatment like root canal therapy. They provide protection for vulnerable teeth and add structural support to minimise the risk of further tooth decay. 

Beyond the functional benefits of crowns, crowns can also improve your facial features and the aesthetic of your smile. Many patients choose crowns to improve their appearance and regain their confidence. With this in mind, Swansea Dental Practice offers realistic dental crowns in Swansea. 

Based on the health and appearance of your smile, our dentists will provide recommendations and advice around dental crowns versus bridges, ensuring you achieve the healthy smile you’ve always wanted. 

Contact our reception team on (02) 4971 1432 to book a consultation today.

What’s the difference between crowns and dental bridges?

Crowns and dental bridges are very similar procedures. 

A crown is a cap over the tooth to protect and restore its structure and appearance. The artificial cap fills in the gap that tooth decay has caused. During your appointment, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and match the colour to your natural smile to ensure the crown blends in seamlessly.

Crowns are constructed from a metal alloy that is covered with porcelain or they can be made from 100% ceramic materials based on your needs. All-ceramic crowns are metal-free and offer the best cosmetic results due to the way they are able to transmit light through the crown without the obstruction of metal.

Bridges, on the other hand, form a toothy “bridge” over the gap made by one or more missing teeth. It’s crucial to replace missing teeth for the health of your other teeth and jaw to prevent further decay. 

The bridge is supported by crowns on the adjacent teeth which are then attached to the replacement tooth to form a strong and stable restoration. Your bridge can be constructed from the same materials as crowns and a complete arch of teeth can be made metal-free using the latest zirconia frameworks, covered with natural-looking porcelains.

For more information about bridges and dental crowns in Swansea, get in touch via (02) 4971 1432 today.

Who is best suited for crowns and/or bridges? 

Crowns and bridges are a great option for patients who have sustained damage or trauma to their teeth. Your dentist will recommend crowns or bridges if you have the following issues:

  • You have yellow or discoloured teeth
  • You have loose, cracked, chipped or missing teeth
  • You grind your teeth
  • You are unable to chew food comfortably
  • Your bite is not aligned properly
  • You have undergone root canal therapy
  • You have lost teeth due to periodontal disease or traumatic injury.

Our dentists can treat all of these problems and more using realistic dental crowns in Swansea. Discover the possibilities for your smile — contact us for an appointment today.

What is the procedure for getting a new crown or bridge? 

If you choose porcelain crowns or veneers, the procedure will usually require two appointments at Swansea Dental Practice. 

Your dentist will need to prepare the teeth for a new crown or bridge by carefully shaping them before taking an impression of your entire mouth. This is sent to our dental laboratory where your crown or bridge will be fabricated to our exact prescription. 

A temporary crown or bridge will be made and placed at your initial appointment so the prepared teeth look normal while the laboratory fabricates the final crown or bridge. Once your new crown or bridge is ready, you can return to our practice to have your new restoration fitted and adjusted. 

The final step is to cement it into position so you can eat and chew as normal. 

However, if you choose crowns made from ceramic materials, we can make the crowns in the practice in just two hours! No second appointment is needed — we’ll make the crowns right here and cement them to your teeth on the day. 

Does it hurt to get bridges or crowns?

No. We will numb your mouth using a local anesthetic to ensure you do not feel any discomfort when your tooth is trimmed to make room for your new crowns. We even offer sedation dentistry if you’re feeling nervous about the procedure.

After the procedure, you may experience some mild pain and sensitivity. Painkillers like paracetamol will help manage this discomfort. If the pain or sensitivity persists for more than a few days, be sure to contact your dentist for recommendations, advice or a follow-up consultation. We’d be happy to take another look at your crowns or bridges.

The good news is that you won’t necessarily need any “downtime” after your crowns or bridges are placed. The procedure is non-surgical, so you can get back to your day-to-day routine without having to worry about taking time off work or adjusting your schedule. 

Do crowns and bridges require special care? 

Not necessarily, no. You should treat your crowns and/or bridges like your normal teeth and follow your usual cleaning routine. 

However, it is important to note that the underlying tooth is not protected from decay and gum disease. This is why keeping up with your usual cleaning routine is very important. The crown is simply a cap on the existing tooth, restoring its structure and appearance. While we can treat the underlying tooth and place a crown over the top, you still need to take care of your teeth as normal.

Why should I get bridges or dental crowns at Swansea Dental Practice?

Using poor-quality products from overseas costs both the patient and our practice more in the long run. We want to provide the best service possible, restoring your smile and ensuring the structural integrity of your teeth at an affordable price.

With this in mind, we make all of our crowns here on-site using a Cerec machine. We can create crowns within two hours on the day — you can leave the practice and have lunch or a coffee, then return to us to have your crowns cemented on. This means no temporary crown is needed unless you have requested porcelain veneers or crowns (these are sent to our local lab and has a two-week turnaround).

Our dentists have extensive experience with both crowns and bridges. Swansea Dental Practice was established in 1997 by Dr Scott Speirs, soon to be joined by Dr Arjun Jeganathan. Both dentists have decades of experience restoring damaged teeth to healthy smiles, offering preventive and holistic care.

To book an appointment with one of our dedicated dentists, contact us today!

Other FAQs about our bridges or dental crowns in Swansea

Contact our friendly and professional team to book a consultation today!

Ready to transform your smile? Get in touch with our team on (02) 4971 1432 to book a consultation today. Our dentists can review your dental health and determine the best possible treatment to restore your smile.

We’ll provide expert recommendations and advice to achieve your dental health goals. From porcelain crowns to a strong metal alloy, we can fill in any cracks and/or gaps, enhance your smile and boost your confidence right back up. 

Call our friendly reception team to book your initial consultation today.