Dental Bridges

 

A dental bridge essentially bridges a gap in your mouth. It involves replacing a missing tooth with a false tooth which is bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. There are two main types of dental bridge.<

The most common type – CONVENTIONAL FIXED BRIDGE consists of two crowns, made of porcelain or metal, which are permanently bonded to your natural teeth either side of the space, with the false tooth (or teeth) in the middle.

If the teeth either side of your missing teeth are strong and healthy, you may be able to have an ADHESIVE BRIDGE. An adhesive bridge is a false tooth with ‘wings’ either side of it. These wings are bonded to the inner surfaces of the supporting teeth. This avoids the need to prepare the neighbouring teeth for full coverage crowns.

What are the benefits of Dental Bridges?

 

Dental bridges offer a fixed solution for missing teeth. Unlike dental implants, bridges can replace missing teeth without surgery. And with porcelain finishes available, your new teeth could be almost indistinguishable from the natural teeth surrounding it. Having a dental bridge can boost your confidence in your smile and make day to day activities such as eating and talking easier. Replacing a missing tooth can also help protect your remaining teeth. When you have gaps, remaining teeth may lean over or move into the space, affecting the way you bite. Food can also get trapped in spaces, increasing your risk of tooth decay. 

How much do Dental Bridges cost?

 

Dental bridges cost more than dentures but are typically more comfortable and do not need to be taken out at night to clean. Bridges are also an investment in your oral health, as replacing missing teeth in this way can help preserve the health of your remaining natural teeth. Exact costs vary, depending on where the bridge is placed and which materials the bridge is made of. They typically costs around £800 for adhesive bridge and £1500 for a conventional  bridge