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Repairing Your Teeth in Hertfordshire

With access to all the latest dental materials and technology we are able to restore your teeth back to form and function with beautiful aesthetics.

Often there is more than one way to repair a tooth and our experienced dental team will discuss the various options with you including costings and time frames.


From white, tooth coloured, filling materials to the latest eMax Veneers we can provide a wide range of treatments to last and give you service for years.

the Bancroft way . . . putting patients first

Composite White Fillings

White or tooth coloured filling materials are called composites and are a mixture of ceramic and a resin. There are many different grades of composite depending on the usage. High wear for biting teeth and high gloss and aesthetics for front teeth.

Over the years the composite filling materials have taken the place of the old fashioned mercury amalgam that we routinely used in dentistry. These modern materials are adhesive to your tooth and so help add strength to your tooth but they also have great aesthetic qualities.


It is artistry to see a front tooth built up and restored with composite materials, quite a skill that our experienced team of dentists have.


From small fillings to large replacements of parts of a broken tooth, composites are so versatile and look great too.

Dental Crowns

A crown covers and replaces the whole outer surface of a tooth, some call them caps. They are used to restore a tooth to it’s former glory when more than just a composite filling is required.

At Bancroft Dentistry in Hitchin, we use several different types of crown. How we choose which crown is needed depends on several factors, the position of the tooth, the strength of the bite in that area, and personal preference. Most commonly we use a tooth coloured material for the crown which may be porcelain or eMax which is a modern version of porcelain.


A crown is needed when the a tooth is so badly broken down that there is not enough structure to adhere the filling material too or the tooth may be discoloured or dark and to get great aesthetics porcelain is required. Teeth are prepared for crowns and then an impression taken which goes to our very skilled dental technician. Our technician will then construct your crown in their laboratory and then return to us for cementing in place.


Crowns are permanently fixed in place and give strength and super aesthetics, thesy are usually completed in two appointments.

Dental Inlays & Onlays

When we are looking for a repair where we need a little more strength than a composite filling or perhaps to alter the shape of a tooth, an inlay or onlay may be considered.

Onlays and inlays are constructed in the same way as crowns are, in the dental laboratory by our skilled team of technicians. They are used when part of the tooth structure is lost but not all. They are cemented into place in the dental surgery and will give many years of service with the correct hygiene advice and maintenance.


They are generally made of a tooth coloured porcelain material but personal preference may be for gold and this can be accommodated. Gold inlays and onlays have the same preparation time in the surgery and fitting time, all requiring two appointments.


If a tooth is badly broken down or abscessed it will require root canal treatment or endodontics to repair before it can be restored to full form and function.

Root canal treatment involves removing the central nerve and blood supply of a tooth where the infection has set in. Once removed the empty canal is disinfected and then sealed to prevent reinfection and then the tooth can be restored.


We are fortunate at Bancroft Dentistry to have access to several pieces of modern technology that help vastly improve our treatment outcomes for endodontics. Firstly a CBCT scanner can deliver a 3D image so we can be certain of the anatomy of quite complex root structures. Secondly we use the latest equipment to cleanse and shape the root canals with digital measuring devices to ensure filling to just the right depth.


All this means that root canal treatment is a much better tolerated treatment by our patients with more certain outcomes. Gone are the days where this was a painful drawn out procedure. This is great news for us and our patients as it means we can save more teeth than ever and avoid a dental extraction.


Dental health checks and assessments for all the family providing care plans for a future of great dental health.


Dental hygiene care and gum treatments to ensure optimal dental health and the foundation for great dentistry.


Using the very best of technology and techniques including dental fillings and dental crowns to repair your teeth to their natural form and beauty.


When teeth are missing we can provide dental implants, bridges and dentures to suit you based on the best evidence in dentistry


Cosmetic dentistry, from teeth whitening to veneers using the most up to date treatments to enhance your smile.


Spread the cost of your dental care with our Dental Care Plan which allows for monthly payments…


We welcome new patients to Bancroft Dentistry, have a look around and find out more.


We want you to be able to contact your dental team with ease, phone, email, message, in person.