Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.
Where damage to a person's teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear "as new". This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems and ensures you retain your natural, healthy smile and functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology.
These treatments are used for a long lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
Fitting a crown may involve two visits to the clinic, the first to take impressions which are sent to a dental laboratory for manufacture, the second to have the crown fitted. However, at Cedar Clinic, we have the facility, where appropriate, to use CEREC, one of the most advanced products in world dentistry, which allows crowns to be made and fitted in just one visit. With the use of computer aided technology, you can watch the dentist design, manufacture and then fit an aesthetically perfect replacement for your old tooth.
Single Visit - the complete treatment from preparation to fit
Minimal tooth removal
No temporary fillings
Biocompatible - minimal irritation to the gums
Simulates natural enamel
Kind to teeth
What are the capabilities of crowns?
Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold.
A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause "appearance" problems due to staining or chipping
Inlays / Onlays
When over 1/2 of the tooth's biting surface is damaged a dentist will often use an inlay or onlay.
What are inlays and onlays?
Inlays and onlays can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. These pieces are bonded to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth; an onlay is a more substantial reconstruction, similar to the inlay but extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth.
Traditionally, gold has been the material of choice for inlays and onlays. In recent years, however, with advances in materials, porcelain has become increasingly popular due to its strength and colour, which can potentially match the natural colour of your teeth.
How are they applied?
Fitting an inlay or onlay may involve two visits to the clinic, the first to take impressions which are sent to a dental laboratory for manufacture, the second to have the inlay / onlay fitted. However, at Cedar Clinic, we have the facility, where appropriate, to use CEREC, one of the most advanced products in world dentistry, which allows inlay and onlays to be made in one visit. With the use of computer aided technology, you can watch the dentist design, manufacture and then fit an aesthetically perfect restoration to your decayed tooth.
Traditional fillings can reduce the strength of a natural tooth by up to 50%. As an alternative, inlays and onlays, being bonded directly onto the tooth using special high-strength resins, can actually increase the strength of a tooth.
As a result, they can last from 10 to 30 years. In some cases, where the damage to the tooth is not extensive enough to merit an entire crown, onlays can provide a very good alternative.
"I chose the Cedar Clinic for my orthodontic treatment as it was recommended to me by my dentist. The practice was and still is very friendly and as I was a very nervous patient the staff and particularly Sharan Gill, the orthodontist, always very calming and patient with me. I would recommend the Cedar Clinic to anyone – I also had whitening treatment and a wisdom tooth taken out at the practice. Sharan always takes an interest in me. She makes me feel more like a friend than a patient. Keep up the good work."
- Stacey Wood -