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Dental Bridges

A cost-effective resolution to missing teeth.

Bridges are ideal for people who don’t like dentures and only have one or two teeth missing. Bridges are usually made by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and attaching a false tooth in the middle. They are fixed in the same way as crowns. These bridges are usually made of porcelain bonded and metal.

Adhesive bridges are another way of bridging a gap. These bridges are made up of a false tooth with metal ‘wings’ on either side. These wings are made to bond to the teeth on either side with very little drilling involved. Instead, the teeth are roughened and the bridge is fitted using a very strong adhesive cement.

  • Safe procedure and reliable results.

  • Experienced dentists.
  • Effective solution for a missing tooth.
  • Competitive prices.
  • Great results.
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Frequently Asked Questions

A dental bridge is an appliance used to replace a missing tooth or teeth.
Using crowns on one or both sides of a gap, a bridge is bonded in place. It is intended to stay in place. However, if it comes out it can usually be rebounded.

Bridges can be made from porcelain, metal alloys or gold, or any combination of these materials. The choice of material is based on the functional and aesthetic requirements of the bridge.

Your dental bridge treatment is very similar to having a dental crown.

You will usually need to have two appointments. At the first appointment if the dentist needs the teeth which will support the bridge. Impressions will be sent to a dental technician who will construct the bridge.

Once all (including you!) are happy with the final bridge the dentist will fit bond it in place with a dental adhesive.

Maryland or resin-retained bridge – A missing tooth is replaced 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.

Implant-supported bridge – is similar to a traditional dental bridge, but it is supported by dental implants rather than natural teeth.

The main benefit of choosing to have a bridge is to replace any missing teeth.

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

Bridges also protect teeth against further tooth damage and help you speak and eat comfortably.

The lifespan of your bridge largely depends on your oral care routine, diet and lifestyle. By practising good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular visits it could last over 10 years or even a lifetime.

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Why Choose Us

A few reasons why we believe Norfolk House Dental Care is the dental practice for you.

  • Talented dentists – Over 100 years combined clinical experience.
  • Affordable health plans – We have a range of payment options for both adults and children, including the Norfolk House Dental Care Plan or Fee per Item.
  • Modern facilities – Latest dental equipment designed for the comfort and convenience of all our patients.
  • Nervous patients – Gentle sedation options available for anxious patients.

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