Replace old crowns and veneers in Banbury

Dental veneers and porcelain crowns are ideal and affordable treatment options for people with crooked, chipped or gapped teeth. Both treatments are minimally invasive since they do not require surgery and can be completed in a few visits to the dentist.

Replace Old Crowns and VeneersUnlike removable devices like dentures, dental crowns are fixed onto the teeth. Crowns are used to cover damaged teeth, but they also help strengthen them, improving their overall appearance and alignment. Besides their cosmetic effect, crowns can also help you bite and chew better, therefore improving your quality of life significantly. Once in place, dental crowns will work just like your natural teeth. They are able to withstand normal biting and chewing forces, though they require regular care, maintenance and replacement as they can become loose over time.

Dental veneers, on the other hand, are thin, custom-made, tooth-coloured porcelain shells, which are attached to the front side of teeth. Dental veneers are ideal for fixing various imperfections and providing a solution to more than one dental problems. They can help shape too small, too big or uneven teeth, and they can also fix oddly shaped, chipped, slightly crooked or gapped teeth. Dental veneers are extremely versatile. They correct dental problems with minimal preparation to the tooth, allowing you to preserve more of your natural, healthy tooth structure.

With good oral care and regular visits to the dentist, your crowns and veneers should last you a long time. However, as with all dental work, they can fail over time as a result of wear and tear or damage. In this case, our experienced dentists at Amsel & Wilkins in Banbury, will restore them using the latest technology and materials for a healthy, natural smile.

Crowns are generally very reliable and do not require a lot of extra care, but there are still things that can go wrong with them. Old crowns, in particular, can wear out, break or even fall off when you least expect it. Proper oral hygiene will ensure that your crowns will last for longer, but you may need to replace them after a certain period.

The same applies for veneers, which can be threatened by gum disease. Decay under crowns and veneers is hard to notice and requires good oral hygiene along with regular dental care.

Replacement tooth options

Many people living in the Banbury area of Oxfordshire come to Amsel & Wilkins wanting to replace their missing teeth. So, what are your options if you have missing teeth?

There are five different ways to go about solving this problem.

replace-missing-teethDo nothing

Many people choose this option. This can have some downsides. The bone where the tooth has been extracted will resorb overtime. This can make the surrounding teeth look longer as the gum pulls away.

This also means that if you wanted a dental implant later in life there may not be enough bone, or the procedure may be more uncomfortable or costly if bone grafting is required.

Another possibility is that the surrounding teeth on either side of the gap will fall into that space, potentially creating problems with your bite.


Dental crowns are used in a wide variety of situations. The most common reason is to repair a broken tooth or weakened tooth structure. Under certain circumstances a crown can be used to cover a poorly shaped or undersized tooth. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic reasons to improve the appearance of dark or discolored teeth.


A dental bridge is made by gently reducing the teeth either side of the gap to accept a new crown. With a new crown on the teeth either side of the gap, a new tooth can be suspended between them and joined to the two crowns. This creates a dental bridge made of three components joined together.


At Amsel& Wilkins, dentures are an extremely good solution to the problem of missing teeth. Dentures are the most cost-effective option and with modern advances, they can be made to look so good that most people won’t ever know that you are wearing them.

Dental implants

If you have lost or missing teeth, then your jaw will shrink and weaken until the gap is filled. Dental implants are the best way to stop this ongoing damage, resulting in the closest thing to your natural teeth.

Amsel & Wilkins offer these treatments at our beautiful and welcoming practice in Banbury. Give us a call, so we can help you replace your missing teeth and restore your confidence.