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“Dr. Verma has done her magic! I was a gappy person now I have a full set of teeth. I am happy…very happy. Thank you!”

Chris, Ealing

A dental bridge is a good replacement for a “gappy smile”. Lost or missing teeth which may be as a result of an accident or gum disease, can leave you with a series of unsightly gaps.

These unfilled spaces affect your appearance and may cause the surrounding teeth to rotate and drift out of position, causing a host of problems including a bad bite, hard to clean teeth, gum disease and temperomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

What is the Procedure?

We will help you feel comfortable and relaxed before, during and after the procedure.

The procedure takes two appointments and feels no different than having a filling.

At the first appointment, we minimally prepare the teeth on either side of the missing tooth/teeth to the ideal shape for a bridge. We send an impression or mould of your teeth together with the shade of your teeth to our highly skilled laboratory technician to be made. You will wear a temporary bridge whilst your permanent bridge is being made.

Two weeks later at your second appointment, we numb the area again and remove the temporary bridge. We place your new bridge with special dental cement and check the fit and how you bite, to ensure a perfect fit.

What is a dental bridge?

A bridge acts as an anchor for replacement teeth. Bridges can be made from porcelain, gold, alloy or any combination of these materials.

There are 3 main types of bridge

  1. Traditional fixed bridge – this is the most commonly used type of bridge and consists of a minimum of 3 units to replace one or more missing teeth. Both teeth either side of the gap are prepared to receive the bridge and once fixed, it cannot be removed.
  2. Maryland bridge – is an extremely conservative treatment option where we are able to replace a missing tooth with an artificial tooth which is fused to metal 'wings'. These 'wings' are cemented to the back surface of the teeth either side of the gap, making this a highly eye pleasing option.
  3. Cantilever bridge – is used mostly at the front of the mouth where less stress forces are present. It is a great solution for one missing tooth, where the false tooth is anchored to one of the adjacent teeth. This solution is more conservative than a fixed bridge.

For a permanent solution, a bridge can also be fitted to dental implants.

What are the benefits of treatment?

Dental bridges transform your teeth, improving your smile and your appearance.

Bridges also protect teeth against further decay or erosion and help you speak, bite, chew and eat comfortably.

When would I need a bridge?

You may need a dental bridge in the following situations:

  • Lost or missing teeth
  • To correct bite issues
  • To prevent gum disease and bone loss
  • To relieve pressure on teeth on either side of the gap

How will I feel after treatment?

You may be aware of your new dental bridge for the first few days. This is completely normal and you will get used to it after a few days. Your dental bridge looks completely natural and blends in well with your natural teeth.

How long will my bridge last?

On average your bridge will last 10 to 15 years. However, it does depend on you and how well you look after your bridge, your other teeth and your gums. Regular routine dental examinations and visits with our hygienist will help.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Bridges are not the only way to treat the above problems.

Partial dentures can be used to replace missing teeth and can be taken out for daily cleaning.

Dental implants can act as the root of a tooth in order to support a bridge. Bridges can also be combined with dental implants for extra security. We also offer other cosmetic treatments.

Alternative treatments: Dental Implants, Smile Makeovers, Cosmetic Dentistry 

 

How much will my bridge cost?

We understand that price is an important consideration factor. Like any dental treatment, the cost of a bridge is dependant on the number of teeth that are missing, where they are located in the mouth, the condition of your other teeth, the type of bridge and the material used. Generally, the better the quality of material used the more expensive the bridge will be.

When you come to see us for your first consultation, we will determine the most appropriate treatment for you and provide you with a treatment plan and cost.

Your bridge is guaranteed for five years. 

To obtain an estimate for the total cost for your treatment, please call 020 8567 4344 for your consultation or email us.

Before & Afters

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Embarrassed to smile. A combination of a bridge and crowns were used to give this patient his confidence back.

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The upper front teeth were causing concern and were corrected by placing porcelain veneers and bridges on the upper teeth.

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This patient had an embarassing gap filled with a porcelain bridge. Zoom whitening was used to create the final beautiful smile.

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A neglected mouth was transformed dramatically by using a combination of porcelain crowns, bridges, veneers and Valplast partial dentures.

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The chipped and discoloured teeth were transformed with porcelian restorations, veneers and bridges.

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Neglected teeth were transformed creating a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile.

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A youthful smile was created using porcelain crowns, veneers and bridges.

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Severely discoloured teeth were brightened with Zoom 2! Teeth Whitening and a porcelain crown and bridge.

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Porcelain veneers and a bridge were used to create a flawless, whiter smile.

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The long central upper tooth was removed and a porcelain bridge was placed to produce a beautiful even smile.

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The patient's confidence was improved by having a porcelain bridge fitted. We were able to close the gap between her front teeth and give her a whiter smile using this technique.

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Decaying and damaged teeth were restored using porcelain crowns and bridges.

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Porcelain veneers and bridges were used to give a natural, youthful smile.

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Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT

phone 020 8567 4344

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:

8.30am – 5.00pm

Alternative Saturdays:

9.00am – 4.00pm