When you lose a tooth, it can not only look unsightly, but it can also cause stress and strain on the teeth around it. A missing tooth can even alter the way that your jaws bite together. By using a bridge, you can both fill the gap left by a missing tooth and restore the stability of your teeth.

How bridges work

Bridges consist of a false tooth or teeth to fill the gap, which is anchored to the neighbouring teeth on either side with the help of two dental crowns.

From the minute you pick up the phone to make an appointment, to the moment you leave the practice, our friendly, experienced team will be here for you.

Benefits of bridges

  • Looks and feels more realistic than dentures
  • Much more secure than dentures
  • Unlike treatments like dental implants, bridges are a non-surgical option
  • Can be used to replace more than one missing tooth
  • Helps you to bite and chew better
  • Prevents teeth from moving into empty spaces, which can cause complications
  • Restoring a tooth gives your face a fuller, more youthful look
  • A permanent solution that can last a lifetime

The process

We’ll start by preparing and shaping your surrounding teeth to help support the bridge and then take a digital scan of your mouth. This scan is then used by a dental technician to create a dental bridge that matches the shape and shade of your own natural teeth.
While this is being made, we can provide you with a temporary bridge or crown to fill the gap.
Once it is finished, we’ll insert the dental bridge and check the fit by ensuring that it feels comfortable and that you are able to bite correctly.

Contact us to see how a dental bridge could restore your smile.


Am I eligible for dental bridges?
Most people are eligible for dental bridges, but it is important that you have healthy, strong teeth, good oral health and good overall health too. When you come in for a consultation, we can discuss which options are right for you.
Does the process hurt?
We will provide you with anaesthetic so that you won't feel anything while your dental bridge is being installed. It may feel a little sore for a few days afterwards, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relief.
What are dental bridges made from?
Depending on the number and position of missing teeth you have, we may create a bridge in one or more parts. They are made by a dental technician using a combination of ceramic fused to metal. The metal provides strength and a comfortable fit, while the ceramic looks like a natural tooth.
What are the alternatives to bridges?
Alternatives to bridges include dentures and dental implants. Dentures are removable, so they don’t have a permanent effect on your teeth, but they are not as secure or realistic-looking as dental bridges. Dental implants are another option, which are both incredibly secure and natural-looking. However, implants involve surgery and a long healing period before the replacement tooth can be fitted. When you come in for an initial consultation, we’ll be able to run through all of the different treatments available, and what will suit you best.

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