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A fixed replacement for missing teeth

These usually consist of a false tooth positioned between two crowns and can help fill the gaps left by one or more missing teeth. Made from porcelain-metal or all-ceramic, they can also be supported by dental implants for a predictable solution for missing teeth.

What is the treatment process?

Step One
We prepare the teeth either side of the gap by removing a layer of hard tooth tissue, which makes room for the metal-ceramic material.

Step Two
We take impressions, so the bridge can be tailored made to fit. While we wait for this to be produced, the prepared teeth are protected with a temporary restoration.

Step Three
When the bridge has been fabricated by our skilled technicians, we check it for fit and quality before fixing it firmly in position with dental cement.

What are the plus points?

  • look similar to real teeth
  • permanently fixed in place
  • can make it easier to speak and eat
  • prevents drift and movement of natural teeth

What else do I need to know?

There are a variety of bridge types, including traditional bridges incorporating two crowns, cantilever bridges for when only one natural tooth is used to support the bridge, or resin-bonded bridges, which are fixed to supporting teeth with metal or ceramic wings.

Bridges last longer if they are well-maintained, so it’s important to clean your bridge, the area below the false tooth and the supporting teeth. The main disadvantage of bridges is that they often involve irreversible long-term damage to supporting teeth.


Case 1

This 29 year old patient had missing and worn front teeth which we restored with a ceramic bridge and crowns.

Case 2

This 16 year old girl had a missing lateral incisor which we restored with an adhesive minimal-prep bridge.

Patient Testimonials

Always excellent service and the staff are nice and friendly.

My last visit was to see the hygienist and she was lovely.


What can I say, going here makes a trip to the dentist a rather pleasant experience!