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  • Writer's pictureCray Dental Care

Dentist in Orpington accepting new NHS patients

As a dentist in Orpington, here at Cray Dental Care we are accepting new NHS patients. Whether you are in need of a check-up, or dental work, we are more than happy to assist you in working on your smile.

We offer a range of services and treatments for all dental work, and work to standards of excellence. As an established dentist in Orpington for over fifty years, we have substantial experience in treating patients for a variety of dental needs.

There are many reasons you may need to see a dentist in Orpington. Here are some of the most common general dentistry treatments we carry out.

Amalgam fillings

Amalgam fillings are the only form of filling available on the NHS. Although composite (tooth coloured) fillings have become more popular in recent years, the silver amalgam filling is still regarded as the most common and long lasting option. The fillings are strong and durable, and a proven tested option that will last for many years.


Bridges are used to restore single or multiple teeth – though this may require dental implants. They are a natural looking option that are sturdy and made from precious metal. Porcelain is also required to bond at the base, giving the tooth or teeth a more natural appearance. After having your bridge fitted you are able to chew food as normal and the bridge functions as original teeth do.


Crowns are placed as caps over teeth that may have been either fractured or severely decayed. They are a permanent option made from plastic, ceramic, or metal alloy. If you require a crown fitting your dentist will conduct three appointments to carry out the work. Firstly, a radiograph examination will be conducted to assess the tooth/teeth in question, and the suitability for crown work.

The second appointment is where the crown is prepared by having a local anaesthetic so that the tooth can be reduced in size and a mould impression can be prepared for the crown. At this point you may be fitted with a temporary crown whilst the impression is crafted into the final crown.

At the final appointment your crown will be fitted, the area around the tooth cleaned and then the crown will be cemented in place. You will be able to use the tooth just as a normal for chewing food.


Dentures, or what are more commonly known as ‘false teeth’, are a removable prosthesis to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be used to replace full rows of teeth, and can allow normal function for eating and smiling, improving confidence and overall quality of life.

Other common treatments we offer

We also provide various other dentistry work, such as root canal treatments for teeth that have potentially suffered from extreme decay. Signs you may need a root canal are prolonged pain in the affected area, and sensitivity to hot and cold.

Our practice also offers dental implants for those who have lost their natural teeth, and restoration work, such as inlays, to protect your teeth. As your dentist we endeavour to have everything covered, in order for your continued dental health.


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