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.



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Eduardo and Faye were very kind and helped me achieve a perfect smile! Thank you very much 🫶🏼
I have been to Smileworks today to get my daughter’s brace fitted by Edwardo, it was a very relaxed and efficient process. Edwardo and Teyha helped to calm my 11 year old daughter and kept us both informed and updated throughout the whole process. It went really well and very happy with the experience
Cath O.
I’ve been going this practice regularly for maybe 10 years which speaks volumes in itself I honestly don’t know how they could make it any better really
Jack M.

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 £750 per tooth unit.  So a one unit bridge costs £750 and a two unit would cost £1,500.  This is around half the dental implants cost making bridges an extremely cost effective solution for gaps and missing teeth.


Bridge per tooth | from £750


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          £1,500

Deposit                        £200

Loan Amount              £900

24 Months (0%)          £54.17 per month

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



We understand some work can be expensive. We help you pay with 0%APR finance options.  Get an instant result in our office or at home. We offer patient finance through Medenta Finance (subject to age and status, minimum spend applies)


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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