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Dental Bridges in West London

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth by “bridging” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They consist of two main components: the artificial teeth (pontics) that fill the gap and the abutment teeth, which are the natural teeth or dental implants that provide support and stability for the bridge. Dental bridges are custom-made to match the colour, size, and shape of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless blend with your existing smile.

Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Dental Bridges

Traditional dental bridges are the most common type and are typically used when you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap created by missing teeth. The pontic teeth are fused between two dental crowns, which are placed on the abutment teeth. These crowns serve as anchors, holding the bridge securely in place.

Cantilever Dental Bridges

Cantilever bridges are used when you have only one adjacent natural tooth next to the gap. Instead of two crowns, like traditional bridges, a single crown is used to support the bridge on one side. While not as common as traditional bridges, they are a viable option in specific situations.

Maryland Dental Bridges

Maryland bridges, also known as resin-bonded bridges, are a conservative option for replacing missing front teeth. They consist of a metal or porcelain framework bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth. This type of bridge is less invasive, as it doesn’t require the removal of enamel from neighbouring teeth.

Implant-Supported Dental Bridges

Implant-supported bridges are an excellent solution when multiple adjacent teeth are missing. Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a strong foundation for the bridge. This type of bridge offers exceptional stability and prevents bone loss in the jaw.

Advantages of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges offer both aesthetic enhancement and functional restoration for missing teeth. They seamlessly blend with your natural teeth, improving appearance, while also restoring proper chewing and speech capabilities. Additionally, bridges help maintain tooth alignment and prevent bone loss, making them a cost-effective solution for tooth replacement compared to alternatives like dental implants.

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Aesthetic Improvement

Dental bridges not only fill the gaps left by missing teeth but also enhance your smile’s appearance. They are custom-designed to match the colour and shape of your natural teeth, creating a seamless and attractive look.
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Restored Functionality

Missing teeth can make chewing and speaking more challenging. Dental bridges restore your ability to bite and chew properly, improving your overall oral function.
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Preservation of Natural Tooth Alignment

When teeth are missing, adjacent teeth tend to shift towards the gap, leading to misalignment. Dental bridges prevent this from happening by maintaining the proper spacing and alignment of your teeth.
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Prevents Bone Loss

Your jawbone needs stimulation from teeth to maintain its density and shape. When teeth are missing, the bone can deteriorate over time. Dental bridges, especially implant-supported ones, help stimulate and preserve the jawbone.
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Cost-Effective

Compared to some other tooth replacement options, such as dental implants, dental bridges are a more cost-effective solution for restoring missing teeth.

The Dental Bridge Procedure

Caring for Your Dental Bridge

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Good Oral Hygiene

Brush your teeth, including the bridge, at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily to clean between the artificial tooth and your natural teeth. Using an antiseptic mouthwash can help reduce bacteria in your mouth.
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Regular Dental Check-ups

Schedule regular dental check-ups with us and cleanings to ensure the bridge and your overall oral health are in excellent condition. Our dentist can identify any issues early and address them promptly.
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Avoid Chewing Hard Objects

While dental bridges are durable, they are not indestructible. Avoid chewing on hard objects like ice, pens, or hard candies, as this can damage your bridge.
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Healthy Diet

A balanced diet not only benefits your overall health but also your oral health. Consume a variety of foods rich in essential nutrients, including fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins.
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Quit Smoking

If you smoke, consider quitting. Smoking can stain your bridge and increase the risk of oral health problems.

Cost of Dental Bridges

At DS Dental Studio, our dental bridges start at £850, offering an excellent option for restoring both aesthetics and functionality. The final cost varies based on factors such as the type of bridge chosen, the materials used, and the number of missing teeth. Preparatory procedures, like extractions or grafting, may also affect pricing. Rest assured, our experienced dentist will guide you to the most suitable option for your needs and preferences.

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Why Choose DS Dental Studio for you Dental Bridge?

At DS Dental Studio in West London, choosing us for your dental bridge needs means choosing excellence, experience, and a commitment to your oral health and satisfaction. Here are several compelling reasons to entrust us with your dental bridge procedure:

Expertise and Personalised Solutions

Our experienced team specialises in restorative dentistry, providing personalised bridge solutions tailored to your needs, whether traditional or implant-supported.

Comprehensive Care and Proven Track Record

In addition to dental bridges, we offer comprehensive dental services, including preventive and cosmetic dentistry, with a proven track record of success.

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? We’re ready to help. Give us a call on 020 3384 7587 or book your consultation now.

You might need a dental bridge if you have missing teeth, as it helps restore your ability to chew and speak properly, improves your smile, and prevents adjacent teeth from shifting.
A dental bridge is typically secured in place by attaching it to the natural teeth on either side of the gap, known as abutment teeth.
Dental bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, or a combination of these, depending on your specific needs.
With proper care and maintenance, dental bridges can last for 10-15 years or more.
Modern dental bridges are designed to look natural and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, making them hardly noticeable.
Local anesthesia is used during the procedure, so you should not experience pain. However, you may have some discomfort during the recovery period.
Maintaining good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, is crucial for the longevity of your dental bridge.
Yes, you can eat most foods with a dental bridge, but it's advisable to avoid very hard or sticky foods that could damage it.
Alternatives to dental bridges include dental implants and partial dentures, depending on your specific situation.
Our dentist will evaluate your gum health, and if you have gum disease, it will need to be treated before getting a dental bridge.
The process typically takes a few weeks, including impressions, fabrication of the bridge, and fitting it to your teeth.

What Our Patients Are Saying

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Pro gamer Supp (Hi bruh)
2024-05-12
The overall customer service at DS Dental Studio is excellent. My hygienist has been Sarah Alnaho. She is amazing and through when cleaning ones teeth. I'm always happy with her services and advice to keep my teeth in good condition. Bré Hopwood😊
Liza Patoux
Liza Patoux
2024-05-11
Warm, welcoming and look after you
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Jimmy Beakney
2024-03-09
Excellent dental practice staffed with professionals you can trust
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Neil T
2024-03-09
I've been a patient here almost 15 years since they were in BBC White City building. I get regular hygienist and annual check-up with dentist. Always friendly and professional. Prices are reasonable. I'm confident that my teeth are well looked after 😁
Jo Attree
Jo Attree
2024-03-01
I've been going here for years. Treatment is efficient and effective. And I always get good advice.
Mr Pip
Mr Pip
2024-02-16
Just a wonderful friendly family dentist. Children have been using them since babies. They actually enjoy going. From reception to extraction they are professional, clear in communicating and warm personalities

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