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Fixed Solution to
Missing Teeth

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration designed to replace missing teeth, improving both function and aesthetics.

This treatment involves bridging the gap using the adjacent teeth, offering a natural-looking solution for tooth loss.

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Types of Bridges

Traditional Bridges

Both teeth on either side of the gap will be fitted with crowns which will hold the artificial tooth in place.

Cantilever Bridges

One of the adjacent teeth will be fitted with a crown that is cemented to the artificial tooth to hold it in place.

Resin-Bonded Bridges/Maryland Style Bridges

The artificial teeth are held in place by bonding a metal framework using resin to the adjacent teeth.

Removable Dental Bridges

Similar to traditional bridges, however, the crown will sit on the adjacent teeth, allowing you to remove them.

Dental Bridge FAQs

Dental bridges can improve your smile and confidence, support your face shape, and resolve issues with speech and eating due to missing teeth.

Depending on the type of bridge, they can be made from materials including porcelain, ceramic, zirconium, or gold and metal alloys. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth or implants – we will discuss these options with you during your appointment.

The amount of appointments can vary from case to case. At your initial consultation with your dental clinician, a comprehensive treatment plan will be discussed and necessary X-rays will be carried out. Following this, appointments will be made to take impressions and prepare the adjacent teeth. Usually, a temporary bridge will be fitted for around 2 to 3 weeks to allow the denture to be made. Once the lab work returns there may be several appointments to achieve the correct fit, once this happens the final bridge will be made and fitted.

The second appointment involves a Comprehensive Treatment Planning Consultation with Duncan where we would take any necessary X-Rays and explain to you all the possible options available to you to achieve the desired end result. This would then be followed up by sending you a full treatment report in the post which we would then discuss in a review consultation.

Following this, the adjacent teeth are recontoured and shaved. An impression is taken and sent to be made.  A temporary bridge is placed until the final appointment where the permanent bridge is cemented in.

With regular check-ups and good oral hygiene, your dental bridges can up to 15 years.

Brush and floss twice daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, maintaining regular visits to your dental hygienist.