There are several reasons you may need a crown fitted on a tooth. The most common include capping a fractured, or broken tooth, decayed teeth, large fillings or for cosmetic reasons.

A crown is a type of cap that is fixed over a real tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns are made from either metal, porcelain or a combination of both materials and are designed to blend in with your teeth.

Fitting a crown typically requires two appointments. At your first appointment, we will take impressions (moulds) that will be used to create the crown. This mould will also be used to create a temporary crown. Your dentist will remove any decay and shape the old tooth down before fitting the tooth with the temporary crown. Your temporary crown will remain in place until your second appointment.

At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and your permanent crown fitted, ensuring the spacing and bite are accurate.   

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As you are aware the Chief Dental Officer announced on 28 May, that dental practices across England will be allowed to begin the process of reopening for all emergency and routine face-to-face dental care from Monday 8 June.

We have been clear in all our communication throughout the pandemic, that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues, and this continues to be the case. As a result, Worthing Road Dental Practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment (PPE) in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Rest assured, we will be working through the information as quickly as possible as and when it becomes available.  We will be communicating directly with you soon and via our website with more information about when the practice will re-open. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment. If you experiencing a dental emergency such as severe pain or need advice you should continue to contact the surgery who will be able to help on 01403 252646 or email us at appointments@worthingroaddentalpractice.com.

For out-of-hours emergency appointments:

Sussex Community NHS Trust provides out-of-hours appointments. More information is available for clinics located in the Crawley, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester areas.

Click here for more details on how to make appointments or receive advice.

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