Restorative & Prosthetics

White fillings, crowns, bridges & dentures in Leeds – let us put the smile back on your face

White fillings in Leeds

Tooth-coloured ‘white’ fillings, or composites, use the latest technology to build up existing teeth and restore them to their original form and function. Created from a plastic and glass resin, white fillings have vastly improved in strength in recent years and are consequently a very popular treatment here at Horsforth Dental, particularly for visible front teeth. The advantages of white fillings are that they are non-invasive, build on existing tooth structure and remove only the decayed part of the tooth.

Replacing amalgam
We are often asked to replace traditional metal (amalgam) fillings with more natural-looking white ones – for both aesthetic and health reasons, as they have been the subject of controversy regarding mercury leakage. We’re happy to discuss your reasons for wanting to replace your old fillings and will work with you to put together a treatment plan that will give you the result you’re after.

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Custom crowns and bridges in Horsfoth

When teeth become very decayed or damaged, it’s down to your dentist to bring your natural smile back to life. Here at Horsforth Dental, we offer a range of advanced restoration options, each custom-made to your exact specifications of shape and shade. If you’ve experienced tooth wear, damage or extensive decay, we’ll recommend a dental crown – which literally caps your existing tooth with a bespoke, lab-made prosthetic. And if you have missing teeth, we can fill the gap in your smile with a dental bridge, which is secured at each end by a crown.

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Dentures in Leeds

If all your teeth are missing, or you’re facing the prospect of having failing teeth extracted, the good news is that modern-day dentures have moved on since your granny’s era! Lightweight, comfortable and with great aesthetics, the dentures we offer at Horsforth Dental are completely bespoke. We’ll work with you to achieve a natural-looking smile to be proud of – one that lets to eat and speak with confidence, and stay looking the way you want to. And if you wish, we’ll also discuss your options for alternative ways to replace missing teeth, such as dental implants.

Valplast flexible partials
If you only require a partial denture, we offer the exciting Valplast flexible partial dentures as a popular alternative to old-fashioned partial dentures. Made from pliable modern materials, they’re totally unlike traditional dentures – less clunky in the mouth and feel and look much more natural. Ask your Horsforth dentist today if these could be right for you.

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FAQs

How is my crown, bridge or partial denture made?

Traditional crowns, bridges and partial dentures have to be made in a dental lab. This will require you to sit for dental impressions so that an accurate restoration can be tailor-made to create the perfect combination of function and aesthetics. You will be involved in the process from start to finish and the lab will create a restoration that meets you and your dentist’s requirements in terms of shape and shade.

How is a crown or bridge fitted?

Before your custom restoration is made at the lab, your dentist will prepare your tooth by filing it down into a smooth shape that correctly accommodates the restoration. Dental impressions will then be taken and sent to the lab where your restoration will be made. When it is ready, you’ll return to the dentist to have your crown or bridge cemented in place and cured under a special light.

How long will my crown or bridge last for?

With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, your restoration could last as long as 20 years.

What is the difference between full and partial dentures?

A partial denture fills the gap left behind by one or more missing teeth, and clips to your existing teeth. It can be easily unclipped and removed for cleaning. A full or complete denture is used when all the upper or lower teeth are missing, and fits snugly over your gums. It must be removed daily for cleaning.

Are dentures difficult to get used to?

Dentures can feel strange to begin with, but most patients grow accustomed to them very quickly. You’ll need to start a 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.

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