Bridges

Metal Standard Bridge – £215 Per Unit
  • Full metal bridge and crowns provide strength
  • Can be constructed in a silver non-precious metal or with precious metal content, such as gold
Bronze Standard Bridge – £400 per unit
  • Standard quality porcelain crown/bridge
  • Metal substructure to provide increased strength
  • Cosmetic colour
Silver Standard Bridge – £500 per unit
  • Mid-quality porcelain bridges
  • Metal substructure and higher quality porcelain increase bridge strength
  • Higher quality cosmetic colour due to alternate shades and natural translucency
  • Natural finish
Gold Standard Bridge – £600 per unit
  • High quality porcelain backed with metal bridge
  • Higher quality cosmetic colour due to alternate shades and natural translucency
  • Superior contour and finishing
  • Complimentary private ‘shade appointment’
  • Natural finish
Zirconia/E-Max Quality Bridge (£700 per unit)
  • Highest quality porcelain backed with compressed porcelain substructure
  • Metal-free crowns
  • Superior contour and finishing
  • Complimentary private ‘shade appointment’
  • Provides most natural-looking finish

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a method of fixed gap restoration that effectively fills gaps between teeth without the need of surgery or dentures. The restoration is made up of false teeth, which are anchored on to those adjacent to the gap to create a permanent solution.

Often requested after tooth extraction, a bridge is a natural-looking remedy for those with missing teeth and helps prevent loss of self-esteem and anxiety. Gaps in teeth can also lead to a change in speech and an unstable bite, both of which can be improved with this treatment.

Treatment options

There are 3 main types of treatment:

Fixed or conventional bridges require the capping of the two neighbouring teeth, on to which the false tooth is then fused. Cantilever bridges are similar, but only one neighbouring tooth is capped.

Maryland bridges require little or no preparation and instead the false tooth is bonded onto the adjacent teeth using wings.

The treatment process

Your dentist must carry out a case assessment before they can establish whether you require the treatment. If they decide your teeth are strong enough to hold the restoration, you will be advised about the appropriate material options.

Depending on your chosen material, you may require preparation on the neighbouring teeth, similar to that conducted before a crown. Once this is complete, impressions will be taken and sent off to the Synergy lab for construction based on your specifications. A fitting will then take place at your local Synergy clinic.

Your bridge should last between 10 and 15 years, but you will be required to maintain it throughout via a maintenance plan discussed with your dentist.

If you would like to know more about options available to you do not hesitate to contact your local Synergy Dental Clinic.

By Dr Zuber Bagasi

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