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

What do our patients say?

‘I don’t know how to say this apart from thank you David Bretton and Honley Dental Practice. Today was the first time in 25 years I’ve not cried at the dentist! I’ve had more work done on my teeth in the last 2 weeks with David than ever before. This proves he knows what he’s doing and can keep a patient (who is normally petrified) nice and calm. Thank you so so much! The best dentist by a long shot! Professional, kind and most of all caring. They care about you as a person, not just you as a patient’

Natasha Wilby (5 Star Facebook Review)

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.

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