020 8423 1010 info@npdental.co.uk

Missing teeth?

Crown and bridge restorations can look and feel just like the real thing!

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Bridges and Crowns

We offer a full range of modern restorations to bring your bite back to peak performance.

Bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They cover the gaps where the missing teeth are. The bridge is cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These neighbouring teeth act as anchors for the bridge. A crown is placed on these teeth and a replacement tooth is attached to the crown to fill the gap. Just as with crowns, you can choose the material for your bridge.

What is a crown?

A crown is a cap or cover for a tooth that brings it back to its normal shape and size. Crowns strengthen and improve the tooth and its appearance. Crowns are recommended if a tooth is generally too damaged and fillings won’t solve the problem. For cracked teeth, a crown will hold the tooth together and seal any cracks, preventing further damage occurring.

Crowns can also be used to restore a tooth when there is too little of the tooth remaining to hold a large filling or attach a bridge. Also, they may be used for cosmetic purposes, to cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth.

What is a bridge?

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How is a crown placed?

The problem tooth will require reducing down so the crown can fit over it. Then your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and gums. This is to enable a lab to make the crown exactly to suit your tooth. You will receive a temporary crown, to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is ready. At your next appointment, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the permanent crown onto the tooth.

Will it look natural?

The aim is to have your new crown look exactly the same as your natural tooth. This is the reason for the impression. It allows the dentist to craft the look of your smile, he will consider the colour, bite, shape and length of your natural teeth. You can let your dentist know what look you want for your crown. Your teeth will be more attractive and stronger after the procedure.

How long do crowns last?

Just like natural teeth, it depends upon your dental hygiene and how well you take care of them. They should last five to eight years, but with good care and maintenance, most crowns will last for much longer. Things that can shorten the life of a crown include grinding your teeth, chewing ice and fingernail biting.

Why choose Northwick Park Dental?

  • Unbeatable offers
  • Friendly helpful team
  • Affordable finance
  • Flexible appointment
  • Satisfied patients
  • Latest techniques

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We are based in Northwick Park Hospital

Northwick Park Dental are situated within Northwick Park Hospital which is easily accessible by foot, bus, tube or car (nearest tube station - Northwick Park). We are located very close to ‘hospital street’ and a stones throw from Costa Coffee and the main hospital entrance. If you are driving then the closest hospital car park is number 4.

Get in touch

Book a simple examination or an advanced consultation today whether it is regarding general or cosmetic dentistry. Simply call +44 (0) 208 423 1010,  email info@npdental.co.uk or visit in person.

Our address is Northwick Park Hospital, Block L1, Level 4, Watford Rd, Harrow, HA1 3UJ.

Opening hours

Mon 07:30 – 16:00*
Tues 07:30 – 16:00*
Wed 07:30 – 18:00*
Thurs 07:30 – 16:00*
Fri 07:30 – 14:00
Sat – by appointment only

*Closed for lunch - 1.30PM to 2PM


**COVID 19 ANNOUNCEMENT**

Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.

Due to the outbreak of COVID- 19, we are unable to operate as normal. We are following all government guidance available to ensure we have a safe return to practice soon.
We have had to cancel all routine appointments including examinations and hygienist visits for the foreseeable future due to this.

 

WE CAN STILL HELP YOU

We are maintaining a telephone triage service from 8am- 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-2pm on Friday to provide:
- ADVICE - ANALGESICS (Pain relief)
- ANTIMICROBIALS (i.e. Antibiotics if appropriate)
- REFFERAL TO DENTAL CENTRES (if appropriate)

As a result of new guidance, we may ask certain patients to come in for a face to face consultation in urgent situations where we feel we may be able to provide the necessary care with the available resources. However, this will be decided by the clinician as it our responsibility to ensure you, our valued patients, team, and everyone’s families stay safe during these unprecedented times.

 

How is Northwick Park Dental helping our patients during Covid

Read more (including directive from NHS) - www.npdental.co.uk/covid-19/

 

OUT OF HOURS

PLEASE CALL NHS 111 for any out of hours emergency dental care.

 

Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon!