Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

Crowns and Bridges

Aardent Dental Centre Custom Restorations

There are a number of different reasons why a person might need to have a crown or bridge made. Most of the time, a crown is recommended because a tooth has

Crowns improve the strength of your tooth and create a predictable seal over them, lessening the chance or recontamination or fractures. They can also be placed on top of dental implants to replace individual missing teeth.

What Are Crowns Made From?

Most of the time it depends on which tooth is being crowned before we decide which material to use. For example, rear teeth are more load bearing; as such, we choose more durable products like gold, zirconia or pressed lithium disilicate. If front teeth are damaged or malformed, we can use custom crowns to dramatically improve their appearance at the same time as restoring them. In most cases, we will select to have the restoration made from a zirconia base with hand-layered porcelain over the top of it, which offers optimal aesthetics since these teeth are more visible than the ones towards the back of your mouth.

Dental Bridge Options

Bridges are a traditional method used to replace missing teeth. Because they rely on neighboring teeth to support them, we typically only recommend a bridge if you are not a candidate for a dental implant. Depending on the type of bridge being used, it may have a wing that cements to the inside surface of the next tooth on either side, or require crowning the neighboring teeth to suspend the artificial one between them.

Locally Handcrafted Restorations

During your crown or bridge treatment, we will use high-resolution digital photography and close communication with local technicians and ceramists to achieve the best results for your situation.

Learn more about how our custom restorations can restore your smile’s health and beauty.