On account of the corona virus pandemic we are closed for routine treatments. We regret this action but it is essential for the safety of our patients and staff.

We are expecting the Government to modify its position on this unsustainable situation soon and are currently working on procedures that will allow us to deal with dental emergencies without risk to our patients or staff.

However reception is open and we are still providing a service for patients in pain.

You can speak to a receptionist on 01 730 812 022 between the hours of 09:30 am and 1 pm.

Or at other times please email: reception@stoswalds.dental giving us your name and phone number and we will call you back.

Under exceptional circumstances between the hours of 2 pm and 5:30 pm please telephone 07850201259.

There is no charge for this service.

Please do not arrive at the surgery without an appointment.

Outside of working hours and at weekends if you are a regular patient of this practice, and have an acute dental emergency, please telephone our Independant Dental Rota on 01 243 958 900.

This service can offer free advice, issue prescriptions and possibly more.

An additional service, run by the NHS in Chichester can be accessed by phoning 01 243 793 697.

The NHS have also issued an email address: southeastdental@nhs.net

If you are experiencing a continuous cough and temperature, please click here for the latest government advice.

If you are suffering from severe uncontrollable pain, bleeding or swelling which is resulting in difficulty breathing, please go directly to your nearest accident and emergency hospital.

And from all of us at St.Oswald’s please stay safe

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A crown (sometimes known as a cap), is a cover that is fitted over a tooth using a dental adhesive. They can be recommended for a number of reasons. They can offer the very superior aesthetics required in an aesthetic makeover, or they can simply restore strength where the structure of a tooth has been compromised. Many materials are available ranging the oldest which is gold to cutting-edge ceramics. Modern ceramics achieve the excellent aesthetic results that our patients increasingly demand.


  • We prepare the affected tooth by removing a thin layer of the outer surface, being sure to leave a strong core to maintain the health of the tooth.
  • Impressions are taken and the shade of your teeth noted to allow for a perfect match.
  • Then we fit a temporary restoration to protect the prepared tooth while you are waiting for your permanent crown.
  • The impressions are sent to our laboratory where skilled technicians fabricate your final restoration. 
  • When ready, the crown will be checked for fit and appearance and then fixed in place with a special dental adhesive.


Crowns are made of inert materials that do not deteriorate over time. However, the underlying tooth is still prone to decay and gum disease. Ceramic layers can chip or fracture, but this is virtually unheard of with the most modern materials. At St. Oswald’s our ‘superior’ crowns are covered by a 5-year guarantee, (conditions apply).

Daily brushing and flossing are essential to avoid gum disease and decay at the most vulnerable portion of the crown which is the junction between the tooth and the crown.

As always, regular check-ups are essential and will enable your dentist to detect any problems in their early stages.