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Dental Bridges Milton Keynes

Are you looking to replace missing teeth? Do you long for a complete smile again? Would you love teeth that allow you to speak, eat and smile without embarrassment?

Here at Woburn Sands Dental Practice in Milton Keynes we are able to provide patients just like you with exceptional dental restoration treatments. Restorative options like dental bridges and dentures can help rebuild your smile and restore your confidence!


What Are Dental Bridges?

A fixed dental bridge is a popular form of tooth replacement which effectively replaces the missing tooth with a ‘floating’ dental crown, held in place by crowns placed on the natural teeth either side of the missing tooth gap. These high-quality dental devices can replace one missing tooth, or several in a row. Fixed bridges also look extremely natural as they are made from the latest materials, creating a tooth replacement that blends in with the surrounding original teeth.

For an even more secure feeling replacement option, why not consider fixed bridges retained by a dental implant? Dental implants are the most innovative tooth replacement technique currently available, replacing the tooth root to provide an extremely secure base for a fixed bridge.

When May You Need A Dental Bridge?

You can replace missing teeth with a dental bridge if you do not want a partial denture or dental implant. Replacing missing teeth prevents your remaining teeth from drifting into the empty space, as well as restoring the appearance of your smile.

The teeth work together. If a tooth is missing, the teeth around it can move into the empty space. The teeth in your opposite jaw can also move upwards or downwards into the space. This can result in:

  • Bite problems
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Stress on your teeth and jaw can cause pain
  • Insecurities about how you look or the shape of your smile

Dental bridges are solutions for when you have a missing tooth or teeth. Common causes of missing teeth are tooth decay, gum disease, and injury. It may be that you were born without teeth because of a congenital condition. To get a dental bridge, you’ll need to have healthy teeth on either side of the missing ones.

Traditional Dental Bridge Procedure

Typically, you will need at least two appointments, below are the three important steps of getting a dental bridge placed:

  • Abutment teeth preparation
    During your first visit, our dentist will reshape the tooth abutments. They’ll remove part of the enamel and dentin, so there’s room for the crown.
  • Dental impressions
    Our dentist makes an impression of your teeth or takes a digital scan. They give the impression or scan to a dental laboratory that turns it into your bridges, false teeth, and crowns. A temporary bridge will protect the exposed teeth until the lab makes your final bridge.
  • Permanent bridge placement
    During your second visit, our dentist will remove the temporary bridge and replace it with a permanent one. They will then carefully inspect the bridge and make any necessary adjustments to make sure it fits comfortably.


What Are The Benefits Of Dental Bridges?

There are many benefits to this treatment, including:

  1. It can help to restore your smile.
  2. It can help with chewing and speaking.
  3. It can provide support for your lips and cheeks.
  4. It can prevent your teeth from shifting out of place.
  5. It can last for many years with proper care.

If you are considering dental bridges, then please contact us at the Woburn Sands Dental Practice in Milton Keynes.

Book Your Dental Restoration Consultation Today

If you would like a high-quality dental restoration that feels good, and looks great, please get in touch with Woburn Sands Dental Practice today. You can reach our team on 01908 282428 for more information and to book a consultation at a time to suit you.


Porcelain is often used for bridge support, which has been glued to a metal base for durability. Sometimes, a different type of metal is used for increased stability. New bridges will also be made from a stronger material than what was used before.

Depending on the material and level of wear, dental bridges last anywhere from five to seven years. More durable than veneers or crowns, they are composed of a range of materials. On the other hand, if you pay good attention to your dental hygiene and visit your dentist, it may take longer for your bridge to need repair.

Rinse your bridge with warm water after every meal or before brushing your teeth, then thoroughly brush it. It is beneficial to use an antibacterial mouthwash between visits to your dentist as well as undergoing routine check-ups and professional cleanings. It's important to use mouthwash twice a day for 10 seconds each time you rinse, and to see your dentist if you see cracks on your dental bridge since those can usually be repaired during regular appointments.

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