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Bridges

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

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.

£25.80

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

£70.70

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.

£306.80

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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.

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Do you still have questions?

We offer excellent care and advice regarding our wide range of treatments to all of our patients.

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Patient stories

Hear from our happy patients

  • I’m very anxious 😬 about dental visits, but Dr Dorsa and the lovely ladies were soo reassuring amazing even when I wanted to leave due to my anxiety. Thank you soo much!!

    Kam Kaur

    Kam Kaur

    Apr 7,2024

  • I recently underwent Invisalign and whitening with Dr Simran and Demi, and couldn’t be more satisfied with the results!From the initial consultation to final adjustments, their level of care and attention to detail was truly outstanding.Dr Simran’s expertise and professionalism were evident from the get go. She took time to thoroughly explain the treatment process and answered all my questions with patience and clarity. Demi was equally fantastic, keeping me updated with the next steps and making each visit a pleasant one.I am so pleased with the results!! I highly recommend :)

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Jeevan Sunnar

    Mar 20,2024

  • Always give good care and service, very friendly, never had any problems

    roy darby

    roy darby

    Mar 20,2024

  • Extremely happy with the result of my teeth, great experience honestly couldn’t thank simran and Demi enough for making me feel confident with my smile, 100% recommend

    Georgina Otoole

    Georgina Otoole

    Mar 18,2024

  • Dr Dorsa and her Dental Nurse where amazing. I have Dentophobia, and always find treatments really hard to cope with, but Dr Dorsa and her Nurse where really supportive and reassuring, they made me feel so much at ease and ensured I was okay throughout my treatment. I felt very much looked after as an individual person. Thank you to Dr Dorsa and her Nurse and Bhandal Dental Staff in Blackheath, Rowley Regis.

    Bev

    Bev

    Feb 24,2024

  • Always very impressed with the service at Bhandal Dental Practice, Blackheath. Dr Dorsa carried out the procedure professionally and without fuss. I am very happy with the result. Thank you.

    Russell Blakey

    Russell Blakey

    Feb 21,2024

  • My third visit to Dr Dorsa today. I have advanced gum disease & needed deep cleaning sessions to minimise effects of this. My individual treatment plan clearly explained including how to improve dental hygiene at home. Dr Dorsa delivered treatment in a sensitive caring manner & today’s results show a marked improvement to my gum health. Very happy with service provided & can recommend.

    Penny Hazzell

    Penny Hazzell

    Feb 20,2024

  • Dr Dorsa great skills She calm me down as i had bad experince in past Did great job

    Armin Burazorovic

    Armin Burazorovic

    Feb 19,2024

  • I normally get bad anxiety when going to dentist but Dr Dorsa was truly amazing and made me feel at ease. Would 100% recommend this fantastic dentist. Thank you so much ❤️

    Jon Payne

    Jon Payne

    Jan 18,2024

  • My dentist retired, and his replacement has taken over some of his patients. He's a lovely young man called Suki and has made me comfortable and relaxed . I had a tooth break, and he has made an emergency repair. Need to go back in the new year for a replacement filling

    Sylvia Smith

    Sylvia Smith

    Dec 28,2023

  • I am posting on behalf of my mother who is really happy with the dentures she had made here by Dr Simrun. She had to pay privately but said it was worth every penny. My mother was very anxious. Hadn’t been to the dentist in over 40 years but she said she felt really comfortable with Dr Simrun who was patient and took her time with her. The dentist even stayed late to fit the dentures before my mother went on holiday. Overall really happy and my mother wanted to express her thanks again.

    S B

    S B

    Dec 5,2023

  • Dr Dorsa and her assistant have been amazing throughout the whole of my treatment.

    April Fellows

    April Fellows

    Dec 5,2023

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