NHS and Private Dentists in Camberwell

Camberwell Dental Care

6 Camberwell Church St
London, SE5 8QU

crowns, bridges and flexi dentures

  • Crowns are an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural; tooth.
  • Bridges are like linked crowns that restore the space of one, or more missing teeth.
  • Bridges are an alternative to dental implants, or dentures.
  • Flexi dentures are a more flexible comfortable alternative to the base acrylic dentures


Why are crowns used?

It’s an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay, or a large filling, or to protect a tooth after a root filling, or to improve the appearance of a tooth with a large discoloured filling.

How a crown is made:

The dentist prepares the ideal shape for the crown, a mould (impression is taken) and this is sent with other information to the Lab where a dental technician makes the crown within 1-2 weeks.

In the interim period the prepared tooth is covered with a temporary crown.

Finally, crown is fitted with dental cement by the dentist.

What are crowns made of?

Porcelain Bonded to Metal

A precious metal base is used and then layers of porcelain are placed of it. Strong and tooth coloured. Full

Gold Crown

Mechanically the strongest crown and used where there is a lot of pressure on the tooth, or if the patient grinds their teeth. Mainly used for back teeth.

All Ceramic Crowns

Highly aesthetic, metal-free crowns. Not as strong as metal, ceramic, or gold crowns. Used mainly for front teeth. Zirconia is used if further strength is needed.


These are like linked crowns that restore the space of one, or more missing teeth. They are an alternative to dental implants, or dentures.

Bridges types:

Adhesive bridges

these are conservative (little, or no tooth preparation is needed). They usually have a metal wing bonded to the missing tooth and this is cemented to the back of the adjacent tooth.

Conventional bridges

Not as conservative, but are strong and usually require one or more teeth to be prepared (Usually one tooth on either side of the gap). The again is made in the lab.

Flexi dentures

As the name suggests, theses dentures are flexible and the base does not have acrylic.

The clasps are metal free and act to provide a retentive denture. This is an alternative to the basic acrylic denture.

find us

Camberwell Dental Care
6 Camberwell Church St,
London, Greater London


to register with the practice or book an appointment please contact us or

Tel: 020 7703 0301

opening hours

Monday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Tuesday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Wednesday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Thursday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Friday 08.30-13.00 13:45-17:15
Saturdays and evenings by arrangement.

Site last updated - August 2017

© 2012 Dr Jayesh . R .Patel. (BDS) & Dr Rupa J Patel (BDS)