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Slough Clinic 8 Stoke Poges Lane Slough, SL1 3NT

Call 01753 776 757

Maidenhead Clinic 82 Moorbridge Road Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8BW

Call 01628 778 877

A bridge is a method of replacement for one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is typically made from porcelain or porcelain fused to metal.

What should I expect during my bridge fitting?

First, your dentist will prepare your anchor teeth — the two natural teeth that remain at either side of the gap — by filing them down under a local anaesthetic. Once your anchor teeth are prepared, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and gums.

If you opt for a full porcelain bridge, your dentist will capture a digital scan and send it to our CEREC® milling machine, which will fabricate your bridge while you wait. This method allows us to complete your bridge fitting in a single appointment.

If you choose an alternative material, we will need to take a traditional dental mould and send it away to a dental laboratory, where a technician will fabricate your bridge. You will need to attend a second appointment to have it fitted.

Once your bridge is ready, your dentist will position it and check for a good fit and a proper bite, then cement your bridge in place.

How long will my new bridge last?

With the proper care, a bridge will last 5 to 15 years on average, depending on the material you choose and your oral hygiene routine.

What are the benefits of getting a dental bridge?

The most obvious benefit of a dental bridge is restoring the aesthetic look of your smile.

Some patients also find that a large gap left behind by several adjacent missing teeth can impact their speech and their chewing ability which a dental restoration can correct.

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