A dental bridge allows you to replace missing teeth and restores your smile.
Missing teeth can damage your confidence and impact your oral health. With a dental bridge, you can conceal a gap in your smile and restore your confidence again. With a dental bridge in place, your bite is restored and the surrounding teeth will no longer be able to shift out of alignment. With the right care, your dental bridge could last for up to 10 years or longer.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Hide Gaps In Your Smile
- Maintain Your Bite
- Prevent Teeth Shifting
- Long Lasting Restoration
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. This helps to restore your bite, maintain teeth spacing, and conceal any gaps in your smile. If you have lost a tooth due to decay or trauma, a bridge can help to restore your smile and boost your confidence. A bridge will also help to protect your overall oral health by maintaining your bite.
There are two main types of dental bridges. The first attaches to the two surrounding teeth using crowns. This procedure will require the surrounding teeth to be prepared by removing some of the enamel and can be helpful if the surrounding teeth are also damaged. If the surrounding teeth are healthy, you could also opt for an adhesive bridge that is bonded to the surrounding teeth using small wings on the inner surface of the supporting teeth.
Why might I need a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is an effective way to address gaps in your smile and is commonly used after an extraction. The dental bridge provides support to the surrounding and opposite teeth, ensuring that you can still bite and chew your food properly. It can also help to maintain your facial structure, which may be affected by missing teeth. And finally, it can help to restore your confidence if you feel self-conscious about gaps in your smile.
This is a permanent solution for missing teeth, but it’s worth noting that the bridge may need to be replaced or repaired at some point. Bridges are commonly made from porcelain, which looks and feels very similar to your natural tooth material. If you choose not to have a dental bridge, the alternatives would include a partial denture or a dental implant.
So happy with my new smile . Got all my confidence back. Don’t know how to thank them!
NHS Pricing bands
Transparent pricing for NHS treatments
Patient charges correct as of April 2023
We're accepting new NHS patients
Treatment Band One
- An examination and diagnosis (e.g. x-rays)
- Advice on how to prevent future problems
- A scale and polish, if required
If you need to see a dentist immediately, an urgent NHS appointment costs £23.80.
Treatment Band Two
- Everything in band one, plus...
- Any further treatment such as fillings or root canal work
- Extractions, if your dentist needs to take out one or more teeth
Treatment Band Three
- Everything in bands one and two, plus...
- Crowns, dentures or bridges
- This includes more complex procedures.
You only pay once for the highest treatment band, even if multiple treatments are required.
Frequently asked questions
How can we help?
Dental restoration treatments are used to repair or replace damaged teeth. Common dental restoration treatments include fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants. Fillings are used to repair minor damage to the tooth structure, while crowns are used to cover and protect a damaged tooth. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth, and implants are used to replace missing teeth or to support a dental prosthesis.
The results of dermal filler injections typically last for several months. After that, the filler will gradually dissolve and be metabolised by the body.
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I am very nervous with Dentist but Dorsa made my visit very comfortable. Very highly recommended
Just had a fantastic craftsmanship done by Dorsa @Bhandal Dental practice on my front tooth. Excellent work and attitude. I get overly nervous at dentists. But i think this was the first time ever I actually got calmed down and did not rip the arms of the chair. Thank you, Dorsa, much appreciated.
Dorsa was fabulous, due to poor experiences with a different surgery in the past, I am utterly terrified of the dentist. However Dorsa put me at ease and constantly checked how I was feeling, I underwent NHS and cosmetic treatment and the results brought on happy tears, my teeth have never looked or felt so good. Thank you for giving me my smile back.
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Excellent dental work, as good as private. Good manner, quick, tender, relaxed. Very good. Thank you Dorsa, and Meera.
Don't usually see this dentist (Dorsa) My usual one Luckie was not available, I was having deep filling and she kept me at ease, explained everything she was doing and was so gentle that I didn't even feel the needle for when she froze my mouth. Would definitely want to see her again. Thank you.
It was a very good experience. The doctors were very nice and kept on asking me if i was okay.
Dorsa was really kind and nice. She explained everything to me really well as well giving me advice. I feel safe and comfortable. I would totally recommend her she's amazing 😊😊
I was so nervous and felt really anxious during my procedure today but Dorsa and her colleague ( sorry I should’ve asked your name ) were absolutely wonderful and were so patient with the patient:) I can highly recommend! Thanks again ladies!
Great service! All staff polite and friendly and my dentist Dorsa did amazing work on my teeth
I like to leave reviews, when I've had an excellent service.... the receptionists( Lisa and Rebecca) always have a smile to greet you on entrance....the dentists(Dorsa and Morva) are so professional and so very friendly...dental nurse (Meera)again greet you with a friendly smile....all of the other staff, who I can't name, also always smiling.
I have been a patient with Bhandal for many years and I have never had a bad experience. I have recently had some composite bonding done by Dorsa who has done a fantastic job, she has a real eye for detail and has given me back the confidence to smile.