Dental Bridge liverpool

A dental bridge or Maryland bridge is a cost effective way to close unsightly gaps in your smile that might be making you self-conscious.  Apart from being unsightly, gaps in your smile can also make it difficult to chew food and lead to strain and stress on surrounding teeth, excessive wear and problems with your bite that may cause headaches and muscle problems.  Gaps (usually caused by decay, infection or gum disease requiring tooth removal can also lead to gum disease and fixing tooth decay with fillings.  So in general gaps are considered very bad for your dental health.  If you are looking for Dentures then follow the link here: Dentures Liverpool.  



Dental Bridge


Here at Smileworks we do some of the best bridgework in Liverpool and have literally hundreds of delighted patients coming to see us each month for restorative work of this kind.  You can see some reviews below.  Bridges are one of many ways to fix gaps in your smile, others are braces and Implants.  Click the links to learn more about these.  



Based on 1077 reviews
I went to smileworks last year after a friend recommended them to me as I wanted to have a look at getting my teeth straightened with braces (which I’ve wanted doing for years)From start to finish all members of the team were incredible and helped me feel at ease.From my consultation right up to last week when I got my braces off I couldn’t fault the service or staff. Special shout out to Eduardo and Ashleigh for helping me through the process and a big mention to Rebecca who put my braces on and took them off.There was a few time over the past 8 months where my teeth wasn’t going how I wanted them too but everytime I called they got me in straight away and fixed the process for me until I was fully happy with them. Can’t recommend smile works enough! My teeth have moved and look so good. So happy with them.Thanks guys and again massive thanks to Eduardo he is brilliant! 😄
Jasmine W.
Best dentist I've been to! Dr Sefa and Natalie made me feel welcome and did a fantastic job.
Rory L.
I started my journey with Smileworks back in March and am so grateful for the time and care that Aniesa put in towards my treatment. My teeth were definitely a huge insecurity of mine, and Aniesa was so helpful in giving me in depth explanations about each treatment I could potentially choose from. Having finally decided on my treatment (teeth whitening, icon one spot treatment and a couple of composite veneers), Aniesa was ready to talk me through each step and made sure I was comfortable with the entire process. On top of this, as the treatment was going to take a couple of months to complete, I explained to Aniesa that I was aiming to have a nicer smile by my graduation. Despite my graduation not being too far away, Aniesa had no problem with making sure that our sessions fit into my timeline for graduation- she is someone who genuinely cares and is willing to put the extra effort in. When it came to having my icon one spot treatment and composite veneers, it was a procedure that took a few hours but it genuinely flew by and Aniesa made sure I was comfortable throughout. You can tell that she has genuine enjoyment in doing her work and helping her clients achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. I am so, so happy with the results! I feel like I can finally genuinely smile without feeling judged by others. I’ve not been able to smile using my teeth for my entire life, and now I actually can.I’ve been to numerous other consultations at other dentistries and they’ve not been able to offer me a solution- my teeth were something they’d never seen before. Aniesa was ready to take on the challenge and in doing so has honestly transformed my confidence. I want to thank Aniesa for being such a genuine and caring dentist, and also the rest of the team at Smileworks for being such kind people. Thanks so much!
Kelly W.

How do Bridges Work?

A bridge works by literally bridging the gap between the two teeth either side of the gap.  Bridges are made from tough dental porcelain and can withstand forces extremely well making them durable and safe.  Dentists call bridges ‘fixed partial dentures’.  The bridge is fixed to the teeth either side of the gap by preparing the tooth surfaces and then using strong dental composite glue to fix them in place.  The teeth either side of a bridge are prepared in precisely the same way as dental crowns. Bridges sometimes come out but many patients report having them in for many years and even decades without any problems.



The porcelain used to make your bridge is beautifully translucent and bright and will blend in perfectly with your existing teeth so people won’t be able to tell the difference between the real and the false teeth.  A single tooth bridge can replace one missing tooth and also multiple unit bridges can replace more than one tooth in your mouth.  They are simple larger and are described by dentists depending on how many teeth they are replacing.  We would say a ‘one unit bridge’ for one missing teeth or a ‘three unit bridge’ that replaces three teeth.  No matter how many units in your bridge, it is always anchored to the two teeth adjacent the gap in your smile.


For larger gaps, the bridge (or Pontic) must be anchored to two stable and healthy teeth for the whole thing to have a good chance of success and last you a long time before needing to be replaced.  Bridges are custom designed by our master ceramists in a laboratory and their finish is expertly crafted from a number of possible materials including gold, porcelain or metal.

Benefits and risks

Advantages of dental bridges:

Disadvantages of dental bridges:

Procedure and Aftercare

Bridges are placed in two separate appointments:

The two teeth adjacent the gap are ‘prepped’ which means a thin sliver of enamel is removed from them.  An impression of the prepped teeth and gap is taken and sent to the lab where a ceramist creates the restoration.

The bridge, fresh back from the lab, is placed in your mouth and once we are happy with the function and aesthetic of the piece, it will be fixed into your mouth with special dental cement.


Bridge vs Implant

  To read more on the particular differences between bridges and implants read our article here:  Bridges vs Implants.   You can also read all about the costs of implants vs bridges in our article where our experts compare the cost of dental implants here: dental implants cost UK    


Here’s how to look after your bridge:

How Much Does Bridgework Cost?

Bridges cost £550 per tooth unit.  So a one unit bridge costs £550 and a two unit would cost £1,100.  This is around half the dental implants cost making bridges an extremely cost effective solution for gaps and missing teeth.


Bridge per tooth | from £695


Bridges, like all our cosmetic dentistry is available on dental finance.  Here’s an example of a typical finance application for a two unit bridge.


Treatment price          £1,100

Deposit                        £200

Loan Amount              £900

24 Months (0%)          £37.50 per month

* Subject to status. Conditions apply. Representative example. Representative 0% APR variable.



We want you to be able to comfortably afford your treatment and appreciate some work can be expensive.  Pay with 0% finance and get an instant result from the comfort of your own home.

We offer patient finance through Tabeo. Click the link to calculate your monthly payments and get a quote.


finance calculator



Before and Afters

  Here’s one of our latest Bridge before and afters:   Porcelain Bridge Before and after


Here’s a useful video outlining the procedure for implant supported bridges.




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