The Lawns Dental

Aesthetic Restorations

CEREC™ & Rhondium™ same-day crowns and white fillings in Lincolnshire – at the forefront of dental technology

White fillings in Lincolnshire

If you have a cavity, the chances are you’ll need a filling – and fortunately getting a filling in Long Sutton, Spalding and Lincolnshire is not the trial it once was. With composite resin, or white, fillings, you no longer need to put up with the ‘shadowed smile’ effect caused by traditional amalgam fillings. At The Lawns all our dentists are extremely experienced at fitting aesthetic tooth-coloured fillings. As well as looking completely natural, white fillings come with a number of benefits:

  • Less drilling. Unlike metal fillings, the dentist doesn’t need to remove a large amount of the tooth to apply the composite resin mix.
  • Quick to harden. Composite resin fillings only take seconds to cure, so you’ll be eating and drinking normally soon after.
  • Strong. Because the composite material bonds directly to the existing tooth, it works to strengthen the overall structure.
  • Repairable. Chips and cracks can be easily smoothed and damaged structure rebuilt using the composite resin filling.

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Same-day restorations in Lincolnshire

At The Lawns we’ve invested in the latest technology in dental restorations – so instead of multiple appointments and long waits for your crowns and bridges to be engineered in a lab, our patients can benefit from two systems that enable crowns, bridges and veneers to be fitted in a single appointment.

CEREC™ restorations in Long Sutton & Spalding

If you need a custom-made crown, bridge or veneer, the CEREC™ system makes the experience a whole lot easier! Traditional dental restorations involve two or three separate appointments, not to mention messy dental impressions, and a few weeks’ waiting time while a dental lab creates your crown – during which time you have to wear a cumbersome temporary plastic crown. But with CEREC™, the whole process is done in-house and reduced to a single appointment. Once you and your dentist are happy with your proposed restoration, CEREC™ digital technology translates the 3D image to an in-surgery milling machine, which accurately engineers your restoration from a block of colour-matched porcelain – all while you wait!

Rhondium™ One Visit Crowns in Lincolnshire

RhondiumTM crowns are preformed computer-designed zirconium and resin hybrid restorations that are skilfully fitted without the need for gloopy impressions or the long wait for the definitive restoration to be made – all completed in a single visit.

  • How does the dentist prepare teeth for crowns?

    If you are having a crown fitted, the dentist will need to shape your tooth so that it can efficiently accommodate a crown. This will involve filling it into a smooth, cone-like shape, under local anaesthetic.

  • Does it hurt to get a crown?

    No – local anaesthetic is used to completely numb the area being treated, so you won’t feel a thing.

  • How long can I expect my new crown to last?

    Crowns can last 5 to 15 years on average, though this increases for patients who practise good oral hygiene. Trauma to the jaw or teeth, gum disease and tooth decay can significantly shorten the life of a crown. A tooth is just as vulnerable to decay and gum disease under a crown if the patient does not practice good oral hygiene.

  • What’s the difference between CEREC™ and One Visit Crowns?

    CEREC™ crowns are bespoke and made from porcelain; Rhondium™ crowns are prefabricated and made from a composite resin, rather like a white filling. Rhondium™ crowns are generally cheaper and ideal for anyone who wants a quick same day white restoration with minimal hassle.

  • What’s the difference between a crown and a bridge?

    A crown sits over the top of and restores a damaged or badly decayed tooth - the dentist removes the decayed part of the tooth first, whereas a dental bridge offers an excellent solution to missing teeth – literally bridging the gap with a lifelike prosthesis, which is secured at each end by a crown. Bridges of up to four units can usually be created using the CEREC™ system, and the procedure involves the same experience for the patient.

  • Why should I consider veneers?

    Veneers are often associated with smile makeovers, because it’s possible to transform all your front teeth with this tried and true method beloved of celebrities. Veneers are very thin porcelain ‘shells’ that are custom-engineered to sit over the top of your existing teeth, hiding a multitude of imperfections – chips, cracks, discolouration, gaps and misaligned teeth are among the most common of these.

  • How are teeth prepared for veneers?

    Because veneers sit on top of your teeth, the dentist will need to remove a layer of enamel proportionate to the thickness of the veneer. This can be done under local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any sensitivity.