To Patients and Friends of Chris Bird Dental Practice,

COVID-19 UPDATE (03/06/20)

Some of you may have seen during the Government briefing on 28th May the announcement that dental practices can re-open from the 8th June. We are incredibly pleased and excited to have been given the green light to start seeing our patients again after a long 10-week restriction to our services.

We have been working extremely hard behind the scenes to ensure that we are able to follow the latest guidance and we will only be reopening when we are satisfied that we have all the necessary processes, procedures and personal protective equipment in place to ensure your safety.

However, we must stress that it will not be business as usual straight away. There will be many changes in the way we need to work, and it may still be a little while before we can recommence routine dentistry.

We ask that you do not call the practice yet to try and make an appointment, though we are still available for advice and in case of emergencies.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and bearing with us while we work through all we have to do to ensure the safety of staff and visitors to the practice.

Please click here to view Your Modified Dental Journey

Thank you for your support, and stay safe,

The Team at Chris Bird Dental Care

Crowns and Bridges


What is a crown?

Crowns are used to rebuild teeth which have been broken or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a fixed method of replacing missing teeth. The false tooth/teeth are like crowns, they are fixed to other crowns which are cemented onto natural existing teeth. A bridge is usually used instead of a denture where there are less missing teeth to replace.

We offer two grades of crowns and bridges:

  • Porcelain fused to metal and Ceramic
  • Ceramic
  • These crowns and bridges are the dentist’s preferred choice; they deliver the ultimate in metal-free aesthetics and strength. The all ceramic completely solid nature of the material used allows your dentist to more reliably colour match the shade.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • The traditional option; porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) is a process in which the dental laboratory makes a thin metal mould of your prepared tooth, and then adds porcelain on top to recreate your tooth as a crown. Once the crown is created, your dentist uses cement to secure it in your mouth. Bridges are constructed in a similar way – they are used to replace missing teeth.

This type of crown and bridge has been in use for many years. It is the least costly but does not allow much light transmission, which can make the tooth look solid and unnatural. Not normally recommended as a first choice when implants are involved. Also, gums may recede in time leaving a grey line at the base of the tooth.

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107-109 Walsall Road, Cannock,

Staffordshire WS11 0HP

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