Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Improving your smile with dental crowns and bridges

At Roseneath Dental in Guernsey, we offer a comprehensive range of dental restorations, carried out by an experienced team. From custom-created crowns, bridges to dentures, we’ll talk you through the treatment that’s best for your needs, and create a detailed treatment plan to suit your budget.

  • Crowns

    When teeth are badly decayed, weak or broken through injury, a crown may be required to restore lost tooth tissue, or to protect what remains. Custom-made in a dental lab, a crown is bonded over the top of the existing tooth, bringing it back to full function. Crowns are often the next course of action when a filling is no longer effective, or after root-canal treatment, which leaves teeth weakened and brittle.

  • Bridges

    The perfect solution to large gaps and multiple missing teeth, a dental bridge is a prosthetic fitting secured at each end by a crown. Even if your missing teeth are causing no discomfort, dental bridges are highly recommended for preventing potential future problems. These include bite distortion, caused by your remaining teeth shifting to fill the gap, and vulnerability to gum disease and jaw pain. Like crowns, bridges are usually created from porcelain or precious metal, and are an excellent fixed alternative to dentures.

  • Dentures

    If you are missing some or all of your teeth, the dentists at Roseneath Dental are extremely experienced at fitting partial and full dentures. Made from acrylic, nylon or metal, dentures fit snugly over your gums to replace missing teeth and counteract any problems missing teeth can cause – such as trouble eating and speaking, unwanted movement of existing teeth, and facial sagging. Unlike crowns and bridges, dentures need to be removed daily for cleaning.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a crown made of?

    Crown fabrication is constantly being innovated, and materials range from hard-wearing and precious metals (usually reserved for the rear chewing teeth) to porcelain, resin, glass or a composite of all of these. We will help you choose the right material for your needs.

  • Is it painful to get a crown?

    No – the procedure is always carried out under a local anaesthetic. If you have any worries about this, speak to us beforehand about how we can help manage dental anxiety.

  • How long will my crown last?

    Longevity is continually increasing thanks to ever more advanced technology – so if you follow a good oral hygiene routine, your crown could last up to 15 years or more.

  • How is a bridge fitted?

    Your dentist will prepare the teeth either side of the gap and take an impression. The impression goes off to a laboratory where your bridge is made. Your dentist cements your new bridge in place with a special adhesive without the need for a plate or denture.

  • How do I look after my bridge?

    You’ll need to clean under and around your bridge every day to prevent problems such as bad breath and gum disease. Your dentist or hygienist will recommend cleaning products, such as a bridge needle or special floss, and show you how to use them.

  • How long will my bridge last for?

    Look after it properly, following your dentist and hygienist’s advice, and you can expect your bridge to last for upwards of 10-15 years.

  • Why choose dentures?

    Dentures are the most cost-effective solution to missing teeth and will enable you to eat and speak with confidence.

  • Are dentures difficult to get used to?

    Dentures can feel strange to begin with but most patients grow accustomed to them very quickly. As well as getting used to wearing them, you’ll also need to start a strict routine for cleaning them every morning and night; neglected dentures can cause a number of dental problems, from bad breath and oral thrush to gum disease and tooth decay.

  • How do I look after my dentures?

    Clean them as you would your normal teeth – once in the morning and once at night. The routine requires you to brush them with toothpaste or soapy water, soak them with soluble denture-cleaning tablets to remove stains and bacteria, then brush again. If you’re taking your dentures out to sleep, keep them moist to stop them from drying out and changing shape. You’ll need to visit the dentist regularly to make sure your dentures are fitting and functioning correctly.