Dental Bridges

Missing teeth can cause low self-esteem; there is an easy way to fill the gap. Dental Bridges are a fantastic solution to create a beautiful smile.

Dental Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth created using precious metals. Bridges are a discreet, permanent fixture supported by the teeth adjacent to the ‘gap’. Aside from the cosmetic reasons to replace teeth, there are functional reasons, such as helping people to bite and spread the chewing load. The gap left by a missing tooth can mean greater strain is put on the teeth at either side. A gap can also mean the teeth next to the space can lean into the gap and alter the way the upper and lower teeth bite together.


Patient's teeth before dental bridge shows gap in teeth


Patient's teeth after dental bridge shows all teeth present

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a dental bridge take?

The procedure for getting a traditional dental bridge usually takes at least two visits to the dentist, each lasting about an hour to an hour and a half. During the first visit, your anchor teeth or implants are shaped to get them ready for the crowns that will hold the bridge in place

How long will a dental bridge last?

You can expect a new crown to last 5-15 years. With regular dental health checkups and good hygiene your crown may last 25-30 years.

Do dental bridges break easily?

However, just like with anything, your dental bridge can easily break and leave you in need of repair. Dental bridges usually break due to decay under the bridge itself but can also break when there is a fracture in the bridge itself

What do I do next?

For further information please call us on 01803 853980 where a member of our helpful team, or one of our experienced dentists, will be only too happy to help you OR come see our patient care coordinator for a FREE CONSULTATION regarding any queries or concerns you may have.