Dental Bridges in Esher and Wandsworth

Dental Bridges

Contact us today to restore your smile

  • Long-term solution
  • Replace multiple teeth
  • Excellent aesthetic results

Avg. Treatment Time

1.5 – 2 Hours


Local Anaesthetic

No. of Treatments

2 – 3

A dental bridge is a permanent, artificial replacement for one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is a false tooth (or teeth) that is held in place by being fixed to 1 or more support (or abutment) teeth on either side of the gap left by a lost tooth.

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When teeth are lost to extractions or trauma (or in some cases absent from the beginning) there tends to be a gap present, and in some circumstances this can cause a loss in function, unsatisfactory appearance or it can act as a place where food and bacteria can get stuck.

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One of the solutions to missing teeth is to replace them with a dental bridge. A dental bridge uses abutment teeth (or a single tooth) on either side of the gap to act as supports to hold a false tooth (or teeth).

Bridges can either be used a a long-term solution to a gap in your smile, or as a temporary measure during dental implant treatment.

Dental Bridges at the Neem Tree

If you want to fill a gap in your smile and replace missing teeth, we provide several options for you to do so at the Neem Tree. Our bridges are designed and created in a range of materials to make sure they suit your smile.

Whether you are looking for a permanent replacement or simply need a temporary solution for a gap in your smile, our specialists will ensure your dental bridge is fitted quickly, comfortably and as painlessly as possible.

Book an Appointment in Esher or Wandsworth



The Neem Tree
Wandsworth Dental Practice

515 Old York Rd, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TF
Call: 02088 700 030
Email: [email protected]



The Neem Tree
Esher Dental Practice

138 High Street, Esher, KT10 9QJ
Call: 01372 464 000
Email: [email protected]

Fee Guide

Composite Veneersfrom £650
Porcelain Veneersfrom £1,200
Dental Bridge (per unit)from £985
Dental Crowns (Anterior)from £985
Dental Crowns (Posterior)£1,200
Same-day Crowns – Anterior (Esher only)£1,450
Same-day Crowns – Posterior (Esher only)£1,200
Composite Bondingfrom £255

Dental Bridges FAQs

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a treatment that essentially bridges a gap in your mouth. It involves replacing a gap between your teeth from a missing tooth with a false tooth which is bonded to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. 

There are two main types of bridge, your dentist will determine which is the right option based on your situation. The most common type of bridge consists of two dental crowns on the synthetic tooth. It can be made of porcelain or metal, and is permanently bonded to your natural teeth. The false tooth sits in the middle (the gap) while each side is bonded to your natural teeth.

Why do I need a dental bridge?

If you have recently lost a tooth due to natural causes, injury or even due to medical conditions, a dental bridge is a solution especially when the gap in between your teeth is in turn affecting your other teeth.

The bridge is a replacement tooth that will essentially fill the space where something is missing, creating a natural appearance in your mouth while helping restore the function of the missing tooth.

Do dental bridges hurt?

Usually, you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure because dentists will often use local anesthetic to numb the area. You will however, need to keep your mouth open for a long period of time which can get a bit uncomfortable. If your jaw gets a bit sore after the procedure over-the-counter pain relievers should relieve any pain caused by the treatment. A good alternative would also be to place an ice-pack on the outside of your jaw to relieve any soreness.

Benefits of dental bridges.

The main advantage of bridges is that they are considered to be one of the most effective methods of replacing missing teeth. Another advantage is that they do not require any bone grafting. Bridges also offer a quick, long lasting procedure to replacing any missing teeth. 

Dental bridges have a number of benefits. One of them being that dental bridges are usually small and lightweight. They provide excellent chewing comfort and they correct and re-distribute the normal bite force that is compromised by your missing teeth.

Another key advantage of dental bridges is that getting used to your new dental bridge is usually quite easy and comfortable. 

Dental bridges restore the ability to speak normally while restoring a very natural look to the mouth and smile.

A hole in your teeth can prompt your teeth to begin shifting positions therefore, a dental bridge prevents any adjacent teeth from moving. Preventing any problems with your bite and further complications.

Drawbacks of dental bridges.

One disadvantage of getting a dental bridge is that once the bridge is fitted, the adjacent teeth that the bridge is held in place by, may become damaged.

There is a risk that the crown may disrupt the structure of the teeth. 

The success of a dental bridge is heavily dependent on the health of the adjacent teeth and gums for support. Any damage to them can result in damage to the dental bridge. 

Another disadvantage of getting a dental bridge is that the supporting teeth on either side of the bridge may not even be strong enough to support the bridge. This could, in turn, result in the collapse of the bridge.

How long do dental bridges last?

Dental bridges are quite durable. They can last from 5 to 15 years and in many cases, even longer. With regular checkups and good oral hygiene, it is common for the lifespan of a fixed bridge to be over 10 years. 

With good oral hygiene paired with regular dental visits it is very possible for a dental bridge to last over a decade. However, the average time for a dental bridge to last is between five to seven years, but it is very common for bridges to last longer. 

How do I clean my dental bridge?

Maintenance for all dental bridges is very important. Because even though they may not be able to decay like natural teeth, the teeth that your bridge is attached to, could still get damaged, decay or get an infection or develop gum disease. As the bridge is attached to and fully dependent on the supporting teeth, if those adjacent teeth were to get damaged or lost, then so would the bridge. 

To care for your bridge, you should brush and floss like you would your normal teeth after each meal. It is important that you maintain regular dental visits and cleaning to prevent any problems. It is vital to clean all your teeth thoroughly, daily, not just the crown.

What are the alternatives to dental bridges?

Dental bridges rely on the teeth next to any tooth space, to carry a replacement tooth. When you are missing one or more teeth, there are several options that are available to you. These include: 

Contact us today to find out more about dental bridges from our practices in Wandsworth and Esher.

Who is a good candidate for a dental bridge?

Not everyone is a good candidate for a bridge. There are several factors which contribute to a person being a good candidate for a bridge, these include: 

  • Missing one or more permanent teeth
  • Having good oral health
  • Being in overall good health (no severe infections of health issues)
  • Having teeth that are strong enough and in good shape and a strong bone structure that are able to support the bridge
  • Performing good oral hygiene in order to maintain the condition of the bridge

To find out more about dental bridges, contact us to book an appointment.

How are dental bridge procedures performed?

The initial step in the procedure of a dental bridge is to assess the need for restorative dental treatment to replace the missing teeth and to decide whether a dental bridge is the best option.

Part of the preparation process involves re-contouring these teeth by removing a portion of the enamel in order to allow room for the crown to be placed over them. Impressions of the teeth will then be made after to serve as a model for which the crown will be made from. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to wear in the meantime while the bridge is being made to protect the exposed teeth and gums. 

During your second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new porcelain or metal bridge will be fitted and adjusted if necessary.

Book an appointment today to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile with dental bridges.


Abutment Teeth
Abutment teeth are the teeth either side of a gap to which a dental bridge is attached to hold it in place.