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Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges are a reliable and effective solution to any gaps, restoring function and aesthetics by replacing the gap with a false tooth using the aid of the tooth/teeth next to it. Dental Bridges prevent your teeth surrounding the gap from drifting out of position,  preventing the need for dentures and restoring your smile.

To learn more about Dental Bridges and if this is the treatment for you, get in touch with us today.

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Why Choose a Dental Bridge?

Dental Bridges are a secure alternative to dentures, as they are fixed in place using crowns. As a more affordable solution to implants, Dental Bridges are a natural-looking option that can not only help to restore an incomplete smile, but also offer a host of other benefits for people.

These benefits include:

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

Dental Bridges Procedure

When you visit one of our surgeries, we will first carry out an assessment to check if the teeth supporting the Bridge are healthy and there are no underlying signs of damage.

We will then need to remove a layer of enamel from the supporting teeth, so there is enough room for the crowns, and take a scan of the prepared teeth so that we can send measurements to the dental laboratory where the bridges are made.

While the bridges are being made, we will provide a temporary bridge to protect the teeth so that they are not left exposed. When the custom-made bridge is ready, we will check and adjust it to ensure it fits perfectly, before cementing it into place with strong dental cement.

Types of Dental Bridges

At ConfiDental Clinic, one of our dedicated Dental Surgeons will discuss the three main designs of Dental Bridges available, and advise you on which type will best suit your needs.

Resin Bonded Bridges or Maryland Bridges

Resin Bonded Bridges or Maryland Bridges are the most conservative Dental Bridges to the teeth, as they involve little preparation to the supporting teeth. They have metal ‘wings’ on either side of the false tooth which are cemented on the back surface of the supporting teeth. The artificial tooth’s shade and shape is matched to your surrounding teeth, enabling it to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.

Fixed Bridges

Fixed Bridges involve preparing the supporting teeth either side for crowns. The artificial tooth replacing the gap is then fixed between both crowns. Fixed bridges are ideal if you wish to improve the aesthetics of your teeth or existing crown either side of the gap.

Dental Bridges vs Implants

Aside from Dental Bridges, Dental implants are also an effective solution to the gaps in your smile. A Dental Implant is a screw made from titanium which is precisely positioned and placed in the bone, acting as an artificial tooth root. Implants are used to support individual false teeth, or they can work in conjunction with Dental Bridges. At ConfiDental Clinic
, our dentists will discuss which options are best suited for your teeth, so that you can feel confident and comfortable with your smile.

Before and after dental bridges

Contact us today!

At ConfiDental Clinic, our patients are our top priority. We understand the difference a natural, healthy smile can make to your everyday life, which is why we always go the extra mile. Our friendly teams of dentists are well versed in Dental Bridges, with plenty of experience under their belts.

To learn more about Dental Bridges and if this is the treatment for you, get in touch with us today. If you are searching for a local and reliable dentist in the area, then book online at one of our four locations for a quality dental service.

Emergency Dentist Appointment

We are committed to providing the highest standard of personalised dental care with a gentle touch. If you are requiring emergency dental care, then don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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…

Jignasha Patel
Jignasha Patel
2023-12-08
Great friendly and helpful team from reception to dental nurses & dentists themselves.
David Arulanandam
David Arulanandam
2023-11-28
I had a very pleasant experience and the staff were extremely kind and willing to help as much as possible. The Dentist explained the condition very well and taken the appropriate measures. I will recommend this surgery to everyone. well done and keep up the good work.
Beverly Newbury
Beverly Newbury
2023-11-28
Great dentist 😬 and they put you in so much ease
Lesley P (Dolly daydream)
Lesley P (Dolly daydream)
2023-11-28
This was my first visit as a new patient at Confidental St Helier & felt quite nervous. I didn’t need to worry though, from booking in at reception & meeting my new dentist was a really good experience. I would highly recommend them.
Dr Simeon
Dr Simeon
2023-11-28
Kind, gentle and friendly receptionists, dentist and hygienist. Was dreading visiting the dentist as I had not been for quite a while. Walked out of my check-up with a spring in my step and amuch brighter, cleaner smile on my face. So grateful I managed to get in.
Z K
Z K
2023-10-31
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
Donna Munoz
Donna Munoz
2023-10-26
I am so happy that I had my dental treatment here at St Helier. Dr Zena Al-ansari made it possible for me to smile again after more than 30 years. I had Invisalign fitted as well as other procedures during the course of a year and the care and attention I received was outstanding. Zena is such a lovely friendly dentist who puts you at ease and informs you of your procedure every step of the way. Thank you so much for giving me the confidence to smile again😃
Jackie Miller
Jackie Miller
2023-10-20
Would I recommend this practice yes I would. What a great place Dr Catarina Machado and her nurse Jina what lovely people they are. Very nervous about dentist but no need here make you feel relaxed every step is explained clearly and why things are done. Cant tell you how relaxed Catarina made me feel no longer worried about seeing dentist any more. Thank you all so very much. 👏👏👏😊😊😊
Mona
Mona
2023-10-04
Everyone was so helpful and amazing 👏 starting with receptionist Sienna and nurse Anna. Dr Catarina is lovely and my front tooth looks like was never damaged. Hygienist Haddy worked a miracle with my gums, they stopped bleeding after a session with her. I am so greatful♥️💙thank you

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