Dental Bridges Plymouth

Dental Bridges in Plymouth

Dental bridges are designed to stay in place and not be removed by using the teeth on either side of the gap as an anchor for the false tooth.

A well-designed and maintained dental bridge can last 10 to 15 years.

Making a dental bridge requires two visits with us at Mannamead Cosmetic Dental Centre in Plymouth. At the first visit, the tooth or teeth are shaped for the type of dental bridge chosen.

We then scan your teeth using a digital scanner and send this to our dental laboratory. After scanning, a temporary bridge will be fitted so that you can smile and function normally.

What are the main types of Dental Bridges?

The three main types of dental bridges are Fixed Bridges, Cantilevers, and Resin-Retained (adhesive) Bridges.

Fixed Dental Bridges

A fixed bridge uses new crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the false tooth/teeth. This solution is very stable and can be used anywhere in the mouth, but it involves crowning teeth, which can result in the polishing away of tooth structure.

Resin Bonded Adhesive Bridges

Adhesive bridges use very powerful glue to bond a wing to the inner surface of the teeth beside the gap. These wings act as an anchor for the false bridge tooth. This technique is usually only suitable for small gaps and front teeth. However, it requires less removal of tooth structure than fixed bridgework.

Cantilever Bridges

Cantilever bridges are used where only one secure tooth is on one side of the gap.

How do I look after my Dental Bridge?

Caring for a bridge is key to its long-term success. This includes regular cleaning of gaps underneath the bridge and visits to the hygienist. As well as brushing at home, a range of additional dental hygiene aids helps keep your bridge clean.

What are the alternatives to a Dental Bridge?

Dental implants and removable dentures are alternatives to a dental bridge. Dental implants are considered the best way to replace natural teeth.

How much does a dental bridge in Plymouth cost?

Dental bridgework at Mannamead Cosmetic Dental Centre starts from £665, depending on the number of teeth and the system used.

All new patients will be asked to book a 1-hour comprehensive examination appointment, which costs £150.

This exam will include your teeth and gums health and structural integrity, bite functioning and cosmetic aspects, and any X-rays needed.

After we have carefully listened to what you want and under the professional guidance of the dentist, we will be able to create a customised treatment plan for you and discuss the treatments available with estimated costs.

A deposit of £60 is required when booking, with the remaining £90 due on the day of your appointment.

Please note that this fee is fully refundable if you notify us of your cancellation at least 24 hours in advance. Your deposit will not be refunded for cancellation at shorter notice or failed appointments.

Where to find us

We’re located near the city centre, convenient for public transport, or use street parking and car parks nearby.

From Plymouth city centre, up North Hill (B3250) and across Mutley Plain onto Lockyer Road. We’re roughly 100 metres from The Hyde Park public house.

Address:  7 Lockyer Road, Plymouth, PL3 4RL

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