Crown and Bridge

Practice Closure Notice

Dear Valued Patient,

Due to current unprecedented circumstances, as per guidance from the Chief Dental Officer NHS England, it is with regret that we have taken the unfortunate decision to close the practice until further notice. We will be contacting all patients who currently have appointments booked with us. Please do not attend the practice, even for emergencies, as we cannot currently allow access to the building.

Our team members are being deployed to the hospitals on the frontline to help fight the battle against coronavirus and support the amazing NHS doctors and nurses.

We would also like to take this opportunity to remind patients to follow government guidance during this difficult time and wherever possible to STAY AT HOME.

If you have a dental emergency or need advice then please contact our telephone triage service by calling the practice on 01344 291744 or sending us an email at

Please only contact us in cases of a genuine emergency as we need to prioritise our limited resources to help those who need us.

Our team has worked with you and your family for many years and we look forward to seeing you again as soon as we can. We would like to send you our best wishes and hope that you stay safe and well during this extremely difficult time.

Sincerely,

Sunninghill Dental Practice

Crown and bridge

The aesthetics and strength of today’s porcelain crown and bridge work are greatly improved over those that have gone before. Colour, shape and, to a certain extent, position can be changed using them.

In the example, we have permanently restored the spaces at the front and right side, and the shape and colour of all the neighbouring teeth have also been dramatically improved, creating a vastly improved smile.

These highly aesthetic restorations can be made using laser scanning, aligned with 3D printing technology, or by a skilled ceramicist in the laboratory. They are made to a prescription arrived at by agreement between patient and dentist.

Traditional porcelain bonded to metal units can be made combining the strength of metal with the appearance of porcelain. However, today’s all porcelain restorations are even better, eliminating any chance of a black line appearing at the margin over time, and are superb in both appearance and strength.

Crowns and bridges are usually provided as a way of restoring very heavily restored, missing, or extensively decayed or damaged teeth. They may be used as a primary cosmetic technique as well.

Crowns and bridges are also  fitted to implants where a patient has spaces to be restored.