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Dental Bridges London - Explore the range

As the name suggests, a dental bridge will “bridge” the gap between a missing tooth and healthy teeth on either side of the gap.

  • Need to replace a single missing tooth?
  • Have healthy teeth on either side?
  • Looking to replace your current bridge?

Dental bridges are a long-term solution for the replacement of missing teeth. 

A bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that is traditionally placed to restore a gap and function of the teeth.

Porcelain Bonded

  • Has a metal gumline
  • Stronger and more stable crowns
  • Lasts up to 15 years

Zirconia Bridge

  • Lasts up to 20 years
  • Made from strong ceramic
  • Looks less natural

Emax Bridge

  • Metal-free, made from ceramic
  • No black gumline
  • Available same-day

FAQs

Every question answered about dental bridges our patients have ever asked. More.

Dental bridge alternatives

Other solutions we offer to replacing a missing tooth

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Dental Implant

  • Last up to 30 years
  • Replaces the tooth root
  • Supports against bone loss
  • Costs from £2,450
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Implant Bridges

  • Lasts up to 20 years
  • Fixed in place and non-removable
  • Integrates with the jaw bone
  • Costs from £2,000
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Partial Dentures

  • Can be installed relatively quickly
  • Non-invasive requiring no surgery
  • Lasts between 5-10 years
  • Costs from £350

Dental bridge procedure

  • We’ll start by taking an impression of your mouth.
  • Plastic moulds of teeth and gums will be constructed.
  • Next, the dentist will determine the right shade of your bridge to match teeth.
  • The bridge is then custom-made in a specialist lab according to our instructions.
  • We’ll fit a temporary solution like a plastic bridge or crown.
  • Up to two weeks later, your custom bridge will be ready.
  • You’ll be given a local anaesthetic to block any gum pain.
  • We’ll then adjust the bridge, ensuring it is comfortable when you bite.

Dental bridge FAQs

Bridges are a long-term solution that can help prevent the cycle of problems when just one tooth is missing, such as shifting and drifting of remaining teeth. Unlike dentures, a bridge is not removable, giving increased support and stability within the mouth.

When a lost tooth or teeth are replaced with bridgework, the teeth on either side of the gap must be crowned to serve as reinforced anchors to hold the bridge in place.

Like dentures, we can also use dental implants to secure a bridge. An implant-retained bridge is preferable for many patients as it eliminates the need for the dentist to fit crowns to the adjacent teeth.

Typically, a dental bridge consists of porcelain teeth fused to metal, ensuring the prosthesis looks as natural as possible in the mouth. The material is strong, durable, and designed to function like a regular tooth.

There are also gold and zirconia bridges available. All options will be discussed during your examination, with the benefits of each material explained.

You can expect your bridge treatment to take place over two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic and prepare your anchor teeth for fitting with dental crowns. The crowns bolster the anchor teeth, providing extra strength and stability for your bridge.

Your dentist will then take digital 3D impressions of your mouth using the revolutionary iTero® intraoral scanner. This improves our precision and accuracy through highly detailed images of your teeth and gum tissue surfaces, enabling us to customise your bridge more precisely. As a result, your restoration will feel and look more like a natural tooth.

A temporary bridge will be placed between this appointment and your fit appointment.

Between your first and second visits, a dental laboratory will produce your bridge using a mould of your teeth and gums. Your dentist will fit your bridge and cement it at your second appointment.

A bridge is a long-term solution, and you won’t be able to remove it. However, while the bridge may feel unfamiliar initially, you should become used to it after a couple of days of wear. It certainly shouldn’t cause discomfort, so you will have no reason to want to remove it.

A bridge is an excellent method of replacement for missing teeth. Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, it can avert other complications related to tooth loss, such as the undesirable shifting of neighbouring teeth, difficulty speaking and chewing, and infections of the exposed gum tissue.

Pay extra attention to your dental bridge when brushing and flossing, and clean the surrounding gum tissue carefully at least twice a day. Also, visiting the hygienist regularly will help.

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Andrew Forysth
Andrew Forysth
2022-06-06
4 years a customer and always professional yet friendly service. Corrected my major issues (fillings/caps) and while they're keen to ensure ongoing 'perfect teeth' they don't hard sell peripheral / optional treatments. Highly recommended
Lucy MacCarthy
Lucy MacCarthy
2022-05-19
I was looking for somewhere with a personal touch, that I could trust and that’s what I got at Mint. They always remember my name and are so polite. After a year of zoom meetings I really wanted my teeth to be straight and the results completely surpassed my expectations. I now feel comfortable taking photos! The team explained everything clearly (I felt I could ask anything multiple times) appointments were always organised and it was a really easy, worthwhile process. My teeth look like my teeth but are now at their best.
Jack Bell
Jack Bell
2022-05-19
The clinic is a really lovely place to visit - it is extremely clean and all of the staff are very friendly. They were kind and reassuring all the way through my Invisalign treatment - as well as having amazing technology at their disposal. Dr Imran is so accommodating and kept everything simple, addressing any concerns straight away. All in all I would definitely recommend Mint Dental Clinic, a lovely experience all round.
Mitos Sangil
Mitos Sangil
2022-04-26
Dr Patel has done very good job. He explains the procedure very well. He is very skilled. Staff are very friendly and accommodative. I booked for emergency procedure and the team are so quick to respond. The clinic is also very clean. Over all , I highly recommend Mint Clinic in St Georges road to everyone who gets problem with their teeth. 👏👏👏👍👍👍
Cesar Vicente
Cesar Vicente
2022-04-06
Amazing experience at Mint dental clinic. Dr R Patel best dentist that has worked on my teeth.He explained all the treatment and has lots of experience. The staff is very friendly and very welcoming. They make you feel right at home. Assistant is very professional and very personable. Really happy with my Invisalign journey and the result.
Charlotte Fox
Charlotte Fox
2022-03-15
Best dentist I’ve ever had! Have completed a year of Invisalign with Dr Patel and he has been so reassuring and kind throughout. From the reception staff to hygenists they really go above and beyond to make you feel looked after and special. I couldn’t recommend them enough!
Thomas Geoffrey
Thomas Geoffrey
2022-01-17
Over the past six years Dr Raj and Preanka and all of the team at Mint have been exceptional. Every member of the team is exemplary at their expertise and I've never felt in better hands at the dentist. Affordable and top of the range, I would recommend them to anyone.
Mose Aitch
Mose Aitch
2021-12-07
Excellent dental practice. A very smartly turned-out surgery. Staff are polite and very professional. I am impressed with the modern teeth scanning equipment. Dr Raj Patel will put you at ease. He is highly professional dentist. I have no problem in recommending Dr Patel and the rest of the Mint team.

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