When teeth become fractured or have very large fillings it may be necessary to rebuild the tooth using an onlay or crown rather than with a normal filling. Onlays/crowns can be made from a number of different materials including ceramic/porcelain tooth coloured materials and metals such as gold. If your tooth requires an onlay/crown the dentist will discuss the material choices with you and the benefits of each.
How to help prevent onlays/crowns?
- Brush twice a day using a fluoride (1450ppmf) containing toothpaste
- Spit out toothpaste but do not rinse after brushing
- Clean in between teeth using floss or tepe brushes
- Visit our dentists regularly for examinations
- Visit our hygienist regularly for hygiene services
- Maintain a healthy diet, low in sugars and acids which can be damaging to teeth
- Avoid hard/sticky foods e.g. toffees
- If you play a contact sport, ask your dentist about mouthguards
- Have cavities fixed early so that infection cannot reach the nerve of the tooth
Becoming a Patient
At Honley Dental we are keen to see our patient’s regularly to encourage prevention and to detect any problems early. Regular dental examinations are essential for ensuring dental and oral health.
For this reason we are delighted to offer the Honley Dental Care Plans, our own membership scheme. This plan enables us to provide you with the treatment and support necessary to prevent and manage disease, keeping your mouth healthy and keeping you smiling.