Bridges (Dental Bridges)

The purpose of a dental bridge is to replace a missing tooth and effectively involves ‘hanging’ the artificial tooth from an adjacent ‘real’ tooth. This treatment can be highly effective, if planned and executed well. There are different types of bridges available both NHS and Privately, some of which are mentioned below:

Fixed or Conventional Bridge –

This is where one or two crowns are placed over the teeth to the side of the missing tooth. This may require some preparation of a minimum of one adjacent tooth however offers a more robust design.

Maryland bridge/Adhesive Bridge –

These again are attached to adjacent teeth however involve bonding a small ‘wing’ (or wings) to the real tooth. A major advantage of this is to avoid any preparation of healthy teeth and often this can be done without anaesthetic.

The right dental bridge for you

Although dental bridges can take 3-6months if planned after tooth extraction, the dentist is often able to make a temporary dental bridge whilst the area heals. The dentist will advise which bridge is best for each individual patient as some designs may not be possible or more likely to fail. In some cases dental bridges are not suitable at all. Private bridges will be able to offer metal-free highly cosmetic alternatives to less aesthetic metal-containing bridges.

What makes us different

Cost

Free check-ups available from the NHS for all patients in Scotland.

Opening Hours

We are open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Children

Our practice is perfect for children and welcomes nervous patients.