Dental bridges are a natural looking way to fill the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. They consist of a false tooth, similar to a crown, positioned between two crowns which slot over ‘abutment’ teeth either side of a gap.

As well as restoring an incomplete smile, they can help to improve eating, speaking and the contours of your face, and they will also keep your existing teeth firmly in place.

The treatment and fitting process

  • The abutment teeth are prepared by removing a layer of enamel to make space for the crown.
  • We take impressions of your teeth so your bridge can be tailor-made. A temporary restoration will be popped in place to protect your teeth while you wait for your new bridge.
  • During your next appointment, your bridge is checked and adjusted to ensure it fits perfectly.

Prices will vary depending on the number of missing teeth and the size of the bridge.


Frequently Asked Questions

A dental bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It is typically made up of one or more artificial teeth that are anchored to the adjacent teeth using dental crowns. Bridges can consist of a combination of materials such as porcelain, gold, and alloy.
Installing a dental bridge typically involves two or more dental visits. During the first visit, the abutment teeth (the teeth on either side of the gap) are prepared by removing some of the tooth enamel to make room for the dental crowns. Impressions of your teeth are taken, and a temporary bridge is placed. During the second visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is cemented in place.
Yes, dental bridges are designed to be comfortable and function like natural teeth. It may take a few days to get used to your new bridge, but most people find that it feels natural after a short adjustment period.
The process of getting a dental bridge typically involves some level of discomfort or sensitivity. However, your dentist will use local anaesthesia to numb the area during the procedure, and over-the-counter pain relievers can help manage any discomfort afterwards.
With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last 10 to 15 years or longer. However, the lifespan of a bridge may vary depending on factors such as the patient’s oral hygiene, the materials used in the bridge, and the location of the bridge in the mouth.

It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and see your dentist regularly for check-ups to ensure the longevity of your dental bridge.

A dental bridge can improve your appearance, restore your ability to speak and chew properly, and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of position. It can also help maintain the shape of your face and alleviate bite-related problems.