Crowns and Bridges

Smile with complete confidence

Cracked, decayed or missing teeth can be really damaging to self-confidence and spoil even the most beautiful of smiles. Crowns are bridges are great solutions to these problems – crowns are constructed to restore individual teeth, while bridges are used to replace one or more damaged or missing teeth. Both are cemented on, providing permanent natural-looking teeth that feel and function like normal.


pictureA crown is used to entirely cover or cap an existing tooth or implant to change its appearance. They can whiten, reshape or realign teeth to produce a perfect smile. For this reason, crowns can be used for purely aesthetic reasons as well to restore a damaged tooth.

Porcelain and ceramic crowns are the most popular choice of crown as they can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth to give a very realistic result. Other materials, such as gold and metal alloys and acrylic are generally stronger than porcelain so usually recommended for back teeth. However, natural-looking porcelain can also be bonded to a strong metal shell to give the best of both worlds.


A bridge is used to literally ‘bridge the gap’ of a missing tooth and is designed to look and feel exactly like a normal tooth. A typical dental bridge consists of a false tooth which is attached to two crowns. These crowns are, in turn, bonded to the two existing teeth either side of the missing tooth.

Bridges are made of strong materials including ceramic, gold alloys or porcelain bonded to metal alloy, and offer a permanent solution to tooth loss. Because they fill a missing space, bridges can help to prevent the health problems associated with shifting teeth such as occlusion (biting), jaw problems and periodontal disease.

Book your appointment today

At the Dental Health Centre in Witham, our dentists have years of experience creating healthy, vibrant and stunning smiles using crowns and bridges. To find out how we can help you or to book an appointment, please contact us today on 01376 513107 or email


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If you would like to find out more about any of our cosmetic treatments or general dental care, please call us or email us now! Our treatments include: veneers, teeth whitening, dental implants, smile makeovers, bonding, white fillings and much, much more!





“Witham dental health centre were absolutely brilliant. My smile is back! I am so grateful for your hard work. ”

by: Mrs S Brown.