Dental Bridges in Dartford


If you have a missing tooth or teeth we can fit a permanent replacement called a bridge – because it bridges a gap. A bridge comprises the false tooth or teeth and crowns on the teeth either side. Often, the natural teeth either side of the gap are used to secure the bridge. Alternatively, an implant or implants may support the bridge.

These days the false tooth or teeth are available in different materials and we will discuss with you which is most suitable. So that the false tooth/teeth match the shape and colour of your natural teeth and so that the bridge is a perfect fit, each bridge is specially made by the dental laboratory we use.

At your first visit we prepare the teeth either side of the gap, take impressions for the dental laboratory and install a temporary acrylic bridge to protect your exposed gums. When the permanent bridge has been made we arrange for you to visit and have it fitted. We make sure it fits perfectly and is comfortable before permanently fixing it in place.

If you require a more extensive restoration than a crown or have more than one tooth that needs to be repaired, a good solution is a bridge.

Here is how they work:
  1. Bridges are usually made of a precious metal base, which gives them a solid structure and makes them hard-wearing. If you need a bridge in your smile line, porcelain is usually added to the base to make it look more like real teeth.
  2. A bridge helps to strengthen the prepared teeth and makes chewing and eating easier because they are fixed and can't come out.
  3. Some bridges can also be fixed to your jaw with dental implants, if you have several teeth next to each other that are missing.

Once you have a bridge fitted, you will have to take extra care during your daily hygiene regime to ensure it stays plaque free and does not cause bad breath.

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Smiledartford Dental Practice
69 The Brent, Dartford, Kent DA1 1YD

Opening Hours

Monday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 6.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Friday 7.30am – 3.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed