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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer a reliable solution to gaps and are simply an effective way to restore your smile. Dental bridges consist of a false tooth held between two crowns, this is the ‘bridge’, which uses your teeth to support the replacement tooth. This method is a longer-lasting alternative to dentures and bridges are an effective method for replacing individual missing teeth.

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What Are Dental Bridges?

Bridges are usually made from porcelain fused to a metal or ceramic base. They are custom-made using scans of your teeth so they will blend in perfectly with your smile and appear just like natural teeth. The porcelain is also shade-matched to your teeth, giving them an overall pleasing look.

There are also a variety of different types of bridge available that you can choose from. As well as traditional bridges, we can also use implants to support the bridge if there is more than one tooth missing. There are also cantilever bridges for cases where there are teeth only on one side of a gap (used to replace the back molars) and Maryland bridges that are attached to existing teeth with metal wings. We can provide all of these dental bridges at our dental surgery, in Saint Helier.

Why Have a Dental Bridge?

Traditional bridges offer a secure alternative to dentures as they are fixed in place using crowns. They are also a more affordable solution to implants, which is why many people choose this natural-looking option.

As well as restoring an incomplete smile, bridges can offer a host of other benefits, including:

  • Improving how you eat and speak
  • Enhancing facial contours
  • Distributing the forces in your bite correctly
  • Preventing remaining teeth from moving out of position

What Does Dental Bridge Treatment Involve?

It’s important that the teeth supporting the bridge are healthy so we carry out an assessment to ensure that there are no underlying signs of damage.

When you visit our Surgery in the Morden and Sutton area, we will need to remove a layer of enamel from the abutment teeth so there is enough room for the crowns. We will then take scans of the prepared teeth so we can send measurements to the dental laboratory where the bridges are made. While this is being done, we will provide a temporary bridge to protect the teeth so they are not exposed.

When it’s ready, the bridge is checked and adjusted to make sure it fits perfectly, then it is fixed in place with strong dental cement.

Looking After Your Dental Bridges

Good oral hygiene is essential to ensure the longevity of your bridge, so make sure you have a good electric toothbrush to ensure a healthy smile. It is especially important to clean under the false tooth, as well as brushing and flossing regularly.

If bridges are well looked after, and that includes keeping the surrounding teeth healthy so they can continue to provide a solid foundation, they should last for over ten years.

We Offer Quality Dental Bridges in St Helier

At our local Saint Helier surgery, our friendly team are well versed in dental bridges and have plenty of experience under their belts. Highly qualified and passionate, our dentists in the Morden and Sutton area are committed to giving you a smile you can be proud of. We understand the difference a natural, healthy smile can make to your everyday life, which is why we always go the extra mile.

To learn more about dental bridges, visit our St. Helier Dental Surgery, or contact us to find out more. You can also register with us if you are searching for a local and reliable dentist in the area, to receive regular check-ups and quality dental advice.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ

What are dental bridges?

Dental bridges are used to prevent the need for dentures by placing a false tooth between two crowns and support the replacement tooth.

How long do dental bridges last?

As long as you maintain good dental hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly, the dental bridges can last over 10 years.

What are dental bridges made of?

Dental bridges are usually made from porcelain to be then fused to a metal or ceramic base. The porcelain are shade matched to your teeth too! There are many types of bridges available, such as cantilever, maryland or implants if there are more than one teeth missing.

Are dental bridges permanent?

Dental bridges are permanently fixed in place, so there is no need for removal.

Is a bridge better than an implant?

They are a much more secure option to dentures, as they are fixed in place using crowns and are a cheaper option in comparison to implants. Furthermore, it improves your speech and how you eat, improves facial contours, the forces in the bite are distributed equally and can avoid remaining teeth from moving out of position.

What People Say…

Zohaib Khan
Zohaib Khan
Most amazing dental practice I have been to! Very kind and friendly staff as well a highly qualified skilled dentist! Wouldn’t go anywhere else for my teeth! Absolutely love love the results, the dentist here won’t stop until you are 110% satisfied! Excellent service specially Dr zena
Jennifer Di Costanzo
Jennifer Di Costanzo
Friendly and very kind
Doreen Osei
Doreen Osei
I have been going to St Helier Dental Surgery for a few years now and my experience has always been a positive one. All the staff are friendly and professional. I recently had the boutique whitening treatment done with Dr Zena and she is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She genuinely cared for me as a person which put me at ease throughout the treatment. It was very uplifting to see how excited she was for the success of my treatment. It is also reassuring to see how the surgery is following government guidelines when it comes to the Covid-19 pandemic. I highly recommend this dental surgery.
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Wendy Payne
Saw Zena and Jen this morning. Incredibly happy with the service I was given. And I would highly recommend. 5 stars ladies
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Lidia Arion
I'm very grateful to Dr ZENA Al-ansari for referring my daughter for orthodontic treatment. I had their call only few days later,pleasantly surprised due to current situation. Dr Zena is very calm and patient every time we visit the surgery,explaining every step of the treatment. Thank you indeed for being dedicated to your patients! Highly reccomended surgery.
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Chris Mackenzie
Very calming and helpful always does the best for me. Dr Zena is very kind and put me at ease. Very clean practice and amazing staff.
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Francis Moorghen
Francis Moorghen
I was very pleased with my treatment. I recommend Dr Zena, she is always amazing and trying her best to help and fit me in and providing best service.

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