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 749 reviews
I had my braces fitted by Eduardo and Ashleigh. They were so welcoming and me feel really at ease. I was talked through all of my appointment step by step even offered a request in the music playing during my appointment. The aftercare advice was great and I felt like they really took there time to explain everything to me. I would highly recommend.
jamie leigh E.
Rebecca and Eness were amazing. Went in for a filling and it was so much better than I was expecting and I'm a nervous patient. Couldn't fault them atall. Thanks so much guys 🙂
Sam P.
Even after leaving home in plenty of time to make my appointment with MJ the traffic on the last 7/10's of a mile made me late by almost half an hour, I rang to explain my situation and the receptionist said to keep the clinic updated and get there as soon as I can, they were aware of the traffic problems on the Strand. Needless to say I eventually arrived very late but the staff couldn't have been more sympathetic. My appointment with MJ was a revelation, none of the expected platitudes, she was professional and detailed in her assessment of my desires and the realistic possibilities of them. I would recommend MJ and the clinic in general for the most courtious and honest health professionals I have ever encountered. Thank you.
Margaret 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 £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.


One unit Bridge | £550

Two unit bridge | £1,100

Three unit bridge | £1,650


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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