Bridges

Dental Bridges can be used to fill a space or gap in your mouth as long as you have a healthy natural tooth of your own that can be used to hold the bridge in place.

There are two common types of bridges:

Conventional Bridge

The false tooth (to fill the space) is attached to one or more of your natural teeth using a dental crown. The crown is placed over your natural tooth. This option is strong and tend to last for approximately 10 years however this option is destructive as the natural tooth has to be reduced in size to make space for the crown. The problem with this is that by cutting the tooth to make it smaller the nerve of the tooth can die which may lead to an abscess forming. This happens in approximately 5% of teeth that have a crown placed within 10 years.

Adhesive Bridge

The false tooth (to fill the space) is attached to one of your natural teeth using a thin metal wing. The metal wing is cemented to the back of one of your natural teeth. This method often does not involve any natural tooth removal and therefore is a safer option however because the bridge is held on only by a thin metal wing, they are more likely to de-bond and come off.

How will I know if I am suitable for a bridge?

You can arrange a consultation to discuss your options of a bridge with one of our cosmetic dentists. A dental x-ray is required normally to assess the health of the teeth either side of the space that you want replaced as the bridge will have to be held on by one or both of the teeth.

Bridges start from £695

If you have any questions please contact us now. We will happily help you.