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Crowns and Bridges

Natural-Looking Dental Restorations

Severely damaging or losing teeth can impact your life significantly.

We take our smiles for granted, but everything changes when an accident or disease hits. Losing prominent teeth may make you self-conscious, and you may even have to adjust your entire diet.

This loss or damage can have a knock-on effect on the rest of your mouth. Damaged teeth are especially prone to infection, and gaps are hard to clean, making tooth decay and gum disease greater concerns.

Using crowns and bridges, we’ll not only restore the function of your teeth, but they’ll look great too. Crowns cap damaged teeth, while bridges fill the gaps left by those you’ve lost.

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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Whether your tooth is damaged due to trauma, decay, or disease, we can often preserve it using a dental crown. We also use crowns to cap a dental implant, providing a complete restoration when you’ve lost the entire tooth.

There are metal, resin, and porcelain crowns; all options have several fantastic benefits. Metal crowns are typically used to replace rear molars and are out of sight. These are strong, long-lasting, and built for the task of chewing.

Porcelain crowns look just like the real thing. We’ll place crowns that match the colour and shape of your existing teeth perfectly. The results are seamless, helping you rebuild lost confidence. Not only that, but porcelain crowns are also hard-wearing.

Resin crowns look great. They match the appearance of your natural teeth well. This cost-effective solution doesn’t quite offer the same level of durability, so it may need replacing earlier.

Once in place, your crown will stop the tooth below from receiving further damage. Having a protective shell in place will prevent bacteria from entering any compromised areas of your tooth, reducing the need for a root canal treatment in the future.

How We Place Crowns

The coronation process has several key stages. Before your treatment, we’ll talk you through what you can expect and answer any questions to help you feel at ease.

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Consultation

Before we do anything, we need to ensure that a crown is right for you. We’ll assess the tooth receiving the restoration and talk you through the various options available to you.

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Preparation

To get your tooth ready for your new crown, we may need to reshape it slightly. Once we’ve done this, we’ll take impressions of the tooth, which is then sent to the lab for the crown to be made.

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Placement

Once your bespoke crown is ready, we’ll place it. We’ll firmly bond this to your tooth so you can bite, chew, and smile as normal.

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The Benefits of Bridges

A dental bridge spans the gap left by one or more missing teeth. Every bridge we place is designed so that your new replacement teeth get support from the remaining teeth nearby.

By placing a bridge, we’ll restore the function of your teeth while improving the appearance of your smile. Eating and smiling aren’t the only benefits of dental bridges.

Once in place, a bridge will hold the remaining teeth on either side in place. When you lose teeth, it’s often common for neighbouring teeth to start to drift or become misaligned. Placing a dental bridge preserves your full smile.

By filling the gap with a bridge, brushing also becomes easier, cutting down the risk of disease and decay.

Finding the Right Bridge

There are a few commonly-used bridge options. The right choice for you will depend on how many teeth we’re replacing and the condition of your neighbouring teeth.

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Traditional Bridges

A traditional dental bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth called ‘pontics’ flanked on either side by crowns. These crowns are then placed on healthy neighbouring teeth. This type of restoration is usually made of a combination of porcelain and metal. Once placed, nobody will even know they’re not your natural teeth.

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Maryland Bridges

Where traditional bridges use crowns placed onto your neighbouring natural teeth, Maryland bridges are supported with metal wings that are attached behind the teeth using composite resin. This subtle restoration is quick and easy to place.

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Cantilever Bridges

Sometimes, it’s only possible to support a pontic from one side. Instead of placing two crowns, we’ll just use one.

Building Bridges

We’ll place your bridge in several stages. Ahead of the process, we’ll let you know exactly what you can expect.

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Assessment

We’ll perform an initial assessment to determine which type of bridge best suits your needs. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about the procedure.

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Preparation

Before placing your bridge, we’ll have to prepare the supporting teeth. To do this, we may need to take a small portion of enamel away to make way for any crowns. We’ll take impressions at this point so that the lab can craft a bespoke bridge that perfectly fits the look of your smile.

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Placement

Once your bridge is ready, we’ll place it. We’ll firmly cement your bridge in place so it looks great and allows you to enjoy all your favourite meals with confidence.

Crowns and Bridges at Hale

Dental crowns and bridges are life-changing restorations. At Hale, we’ve placed countless smile-enhancing bridges and crowns, restoring confidence and function to the mouths of many.

Call us today to schedule your initial consultation.

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What Patients Say

It’s totally worth it!

After an accident, poor repair work with bridges left Phil facing difficulties with speech and low on confidence. So how does he rate implants from the Hale Dental team? He says they’re better than the real thing!

Just go for it!

Guy discovered Hale Dental following a recommendation from his dentist. He says implants from Hale Dental have restored his confidence and put a spring back in his step. And the procedure turned out to be much more comfortable than expected.

Can’t help but smile!

Years of dental neglect left Adrienne’s teeth in a poor state, but she didn’t like the idea of living with dentures. She says implants from Hale Dental were worth every penny—and meeting Dr Richard Brookshaw definitely made an impression!

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Our 5* Reviews

“One of the best dentists I have ever been to. From check-in the reception staff were super friendly and knowledgable. Then the dentist was amazing – he explained everything and did lots to make sure I felt comfortable. He even took photos and showed where and why I might require treatment. I had fillings put in and it was a good experience. Will be visiting here again next time I need any dental work”
Jay Sondhi
“I was recommended by my Dentist to Richard who I found very caring and professional.Everything was explained about the procedure for my implant and post surgery and felt no pain throughout the surgery.Also a thanks to Louise and supporting staff who were most friendly.I would highly recommend this Practice.”
Andrew Fazakerley
“Such good care at Hale Dental. Everyone there is so kind and efficient- I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend- and I have done!”
Dawn McStravick
“I am extremely nervous of dentists after a bad experience. All the staff here have been fantastic and after a years worth of dental work I am more than pleased with the results, pain free and have lost that extreme dread and fear that I used to feel at the dentist. Very caring reception staff 👍👍👍”
Lee Mccoy
“I have been attending The Hale Dental and Implant Clinic for years! I travel a long distance to attend and would not feel comfortable going to anyone else, especially as they know and understand my dental history! I have always received excellent care within a professional, caring and friendly environment!”
Janie Brownson
“From a very apprehensive patient I can only say how professional all the staff were and all the way through the procedures details were so clearly explained. One very satisfied patient who would not hesitate to recommend Hale Dental.”
Jean Kehoe
“Going to the dentist can be a stressful experience, but every time I go to Hale Dental it’s a dream! Everyone is so lovely and inviting that it makes the experience as pleasant as it can be! Highly recommended!”
Albena Ivanova
“My local Dentist recommended I consult Richard and the Team at Hale Dental & Implant Clinic regarding issues I was having with an old implant. Despite being officially closed over the Christmas / New Year period, Richard reviewed X-rays and photos of my teeth and arranged to see me at the earliest opportunity. I subsequently received treatment that was simply first class in all aspects and have no hesitation is recommending to others.”
Graeme Freear
“Over the course of the previous 3 months, I’ve been undergoing cosmetic treatment at Hale Dental Clinic. I must say it has been the most pleasant time; watching as my uneven, slightly yellowed teeth have transformed in to an unrecognisable, unbowed, white smile that I never thought I’d have. The treatment was performed by the delightful Sophie Parker. Sophie is a master of the field, who has not only provided me with stellar results, but also with a genuinely friendly, amazing, personal service. Thank you so much again Sophie and Hale Dental clinic. If and when I require further treatment, you are the only place on my list.”
Matthew Whiteside

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