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Crowns and Bridges

Quality Smile Restoration

Having missing or damaged teeth can profoundly impact your confidence levels.
Not only will you have to contend with worries about infection and your ability to chew, but damage to your smile will harm your self-esteem.

It’s often not until we’ve lost something that we really appreciate it. Losing teeth may reduce your desire to laugh, talk, and smile.

We can fix these problems at SmileHQ by repairing your smile with crowns and bridges.

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What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are caps that restore damaged teeth. For all intents and purposes, they look to the rest of the world like your natural teeth. We can place crowns over damaged teeth or use them to complete a dental implant.

Whether your tooth is broken through wear and tear, decay, or trauma, a crown can restore it to its former glory. Life-like crowns are made of porcelain, or you can opt for more durable metal crowns to replace your hidden back molars.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used to

  • Prevent damaged teeth from becoming infected or decayed
  • Protect a tooth that’s received root canal treatment
  • Complete a dental implant
  • Provide a firm anchorage to a dental bridge

Every crown we place:

  • Gives you the confidence to enjoy your favourite meals
  • Looks and feels great
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Placing Your Crown

Before performing your crown placement procedure, we’ll assess the affected tooth. This ensures that a crown is right for you.

Every crown we place is custom-made to match the exact colour, shape, and size of the rest of your teeth. This ensures that your smile looks uniform and remains in proportion. We’ll use the latest digital technology to take scans of your teeth so the lab gets your replacement exactly right.

The tooth receiving the crown needs preparation. Once ready, we’ll bond the crown firmly in place.

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What Are Dental Bridges?

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, it’s not just your smile that you’ll worry about. Chewing and biting become problematic. Food can easily become trapped in the gaps, and suddenly meals you once enjoyed are off the menu.

Without a full set of teeth, the remaining neighbours could start to slide out of position. This is known as dental drift. Additionally, the hard-to-clean gaps between teeth often become areas of concern where bacteria can build up.

Dental bridges fill the gaps left by missing teeth, restoring your ability to bite and chew while improving the appearance of your smile.

A dental bridge comprises replacement teeth held in place by ‘pontics’ attached to the healthy adjacent teeth.

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Types of Bridges

There are several types of dental bridges. The most commonly used include:

    • Traditional bridges – These consist of a crown supported on either side by
      adjacent healthy teeth
    • Cantilever bridges – Where a pontic can’t have support from both sides, a
      single crown will hold it in position
  • Maryland bridges – This type of bridge uses metal frames coated in resin to
    provide support for the replacement tooth
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The Benefits of Dental Bridges

Bridges are indistinguishable from your real teeth. This helps restore confidence in your smile and ability to talk and laugh.

Your bridge will let you bite and chew again. You can enjoy all your favourite meals again without worry.

Once in place, dental bridges stop your teeth from sliding out of position. Without gaps in your teeth, the risk of gum disease is lower.

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Bridge Building

We’ll place your bridge over a couple of appointments. As always, we’ll start with a full assessment of your teeth to ensure this is your best option. Using our suite of digital equipment, we’ll take scans of your teeth so the lab can create a beautiful made-to-measure restoration.

While waiting for the lab to build your perfect bridge, we’ll place a temporary solution that will restore the look and function of your smile for the time being. You might love this, but wait until you see the permanent bridge the skilled lab technicians create.

Finally, when the restoration is ready, we’ll prepare the teeth receiving crowns and permanently fix your bridge.

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What Patients Say About Winchester House

Our services and treatments are consistently five-star rated. Read what our patients say about care at Winchester House.

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Charlene Morris

Highly recommend. As someone who is absolutely petrified of the dentist, I was constantly reassured. The staff here are absolutely amazing at what they do.

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Andy Coombes

Very grateful to staff & dentist at Winchester House Dental Practice in Narberth , who not only gave me an emergency appointment as I was away from home but restored /repaired one of my upper front teeth.Thanks very much.

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Joe Griffiths

My first appointment at the Winchester House was fantastic. The reception staff gave a very warm and friendly welcome and I did not have to wait long at all to be seen to. My dentist Supundi was excellent. She had ran me through everything thoroughly, giving me helpful advice and walked me through the X-Rays clearly, allowing for a better understanding of my oral health. Thank you very much and I look forward to returning!

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Mike Jackson

Great practice. Needed an urgent appointment while on holiday. Friendly front desk accommodated me and dentist very helpful. Modern and comfortable. If I lived in the area I’d try and ensure I was registered here.

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Crowns and Bridges from Winchester House

At Winchester House, we use the latest technology to provide top-class dentistry. With crowns and bridges, we can restore your smile in ways you’ll love. Call today to book your appointment.

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