Dental Bridges at Pearl Smile Dental Group

Restoring your broken or damaged teeth

A dental bridge is similar to a partial denture, the difference is that it is permanently fixed in place. Rather than a full set of replacement teeth, a dental bridge will usually consists of a few teeth only. The bridge is attached to the gap either side of the teeth, creating a permanent replacement.

Often, the teeth supporting the dental bridge are crowned to ensure that they are sufficiently strong to support the new structure. Bridges can also be bonded to your teeth depending on the situation.

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Does a Bridge have to attach to my current teeth?

This is the traditional method, but increasingly we recommend that they are attached using dental implants. This not only holds the bridge securely, but avoids having to work on healthy teeth in order to attach them. This way it ensures that your natural teeth remain untouched.

What benefits does a Bridge have?

A dental bridge is securely fixed so you will be able to eat with confidence and improve your smile. Having a bridge will help maintaining the natural shape of your face. If teeth are missing, there is nothing for the cheeks to press against which causes the ‘sunken’ look.

It also prevents the remaining teeth from moving out of alignment, which may happen if there are no adjoining teeth to prevent this. Your eating experience will also become more enjoyable.

What happens when a Bridge is fitted?
After an initial consultation, two visits are usually needed. The first is to prepare your teeth and take impressions, while the second is to fit the dental bridge. You may have to visit us to ensure the colour is matched correctly.

How long will a Bridge last?
This depends on the individual as to how long a dental bridge will last. Providing that good care is taken of them and a good oral health regime is followed, a bridge should last at least five years and many people report them lasting between ten and fifteen years.

How do I look after a Bridge?
Once your dental bridge has been fitted, it is important to keep up a good oral health care regime by regular brushing and flossing. By doing this, you should be able to prolong the life of your bridge.

What is a Bridge made from?

There are a variety of materials used for different dental bridges:

  • Porcelain bonded to metal: These are very strong but can show a metal line if your gums recede and look a slightly dull due to metal underneath
  • All ceramic crowns: These are metal free and very strong. As there is no metal to dull the appearance, they look very natural like the rest of your teeth
  • Gold/metal crowns: Are very strong and resilient but will look different to your natural teeth

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Ben Shapiro
Naema is a fantastic hygienist! Went in with periodontal disease and after a frank talk and some really useful practical advice I’m on the road to recovery. Five stars.
Jacqueline Smith
Following my appointment of today with Naima Algwil, I am delighted with the service I have received. I am a nervous patient who has recently suffered with periodontitis, resulting in extremely sensitive gums. With the use of a hand-held mirror, Naima has taken time to explain and demonstrate clearly how to improve my brushing technique. She has also shown me how to use the Tepe brushes effectively. I have applied her recommendations which have made a considerable improvement to the health of my gums in a relatively short space of time. Naima has a very reassuring and professional manner. which I appreciate. I will continue to follow her advice. Thank you Naima!
Kamyab Aberi
I’ve recently had two fillings with Dr Malik and she has been amazing in terms of explaining everything and making me feel comfortable. I can not recommend her and the practice enough!
L Odeh
Our Dentist was very caring of all my children's needs including my 9 month old too. He helped make them feel at ease. Excellent communication skills and attention to detail. Offering the best care to each of them.
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I've been attending this practice for many years now, & I stay with the practice as the quality of the dentistry is superb. The work Dr Nilesh Bhavsar has done for me over the years has truly been second to none, he is very precise and displays excellent dexterity. Years ago I was butchered by an emergency dentist elsewhere who did a terrible extraction leaving shards of broken tooth in my gums, following that I registered here - not only did Dr Bhavsar fix that but apart from regular check ups, fillings etc I've had a couple of challenging issues such as a very complex trapped nerve/ root canal - that I'd previously been told I'd need to see a specialist for - & a bridge (with false tooth) to fill a gap. The dentistry has been beyond anything I've received elsewhere in 40+ years & I am deeply impressed and beyond grateful for the skilled care. I never feel rushed and I always get suggestions/ feedback on where I need to brush better or less hard. I also bring my child here to see another dentist and am equally pleased with the care, patience & understanding shown. In recent times the practice has invested in some remodelling, which has opened up the building entrance and reception area and it has made a great improvement. New phone system and some new reception staff are other positives and on my first visit of 2023 I was really impressed with seeing the changes & the overall uplift to the feel of the practice which is now a better reflection of the most important part, the excellent dental care.
Ashley Sasa
The staff at Pearl Smile have always been great, very welcoming and friendly. After my orthodontic treatment I needed a great deal of work on my teeth to get that perfect smile that I’ve always wanted. Dr Nilesh Bhavsar has been one of the best dentists that I’ve ever visited and advised me for the right treatment that I needed. His confidence and expertise really gave me the comfort knowing I was in good hands, he is such a perfectionist in his work. Thank you to all at Pearl Smile, I do have those perfect set of teeth now!!
Alex Heatley
Dr Bhavsar was excellent as always. Can't recommend enough.
Amol Mody
Been with them since a couple of years! Service is top notch. Very good dentists
Dawn Geddes
Just had my first crown fitted. Quick efficient and pain free. Been using this dentist for years and never been disappointed.