Bridges. An option for replacing a missing tooth or gap.

The guide:

Dental Bridges can be used to fill a space or gap in your mouth as long as you have a healthy natural tooth of your own that can be used to hold the bridge in place.

There are two common types of bridges:

1. Conventional Bridge - The false tooth (to fill the space) is attached to one or more of your natural teeth using a dental crown. The crown is placed over your natural tooth. This option is strong and tend to last for approximately 10 years however this option is destructive as the natural tooth has to be reduced in size to make space for the crown. The problem with this is that by cutting the tooth to make it smaller the nerve of the tooth can die which may lead to an abcess forming. This happens in approximately 20% of teeth that have a crown placed within 10 years.

2. Adhesive Bridge - The false tooth (to fill the space) is attached to one of your natural teeth using a thin metal wing. The metal wing is cemented to the back of one of your natural teeth. This method often does not involve any natural tooth removal and therefore is a safer option however because the bridge is held on only by a thin metal wing, they are more likely to debond and come off. 

How will I know If I am Suitable for a Bridge?

You will need to attend our practice in Horsforth, Leeds for the dentist to check the size of the gap and the teeth on either side to check if a bridge would be suitable.

A dental x-ray is required normally to assess the health of the teeth either side of the space that you want replaced as the bridge will hve to be held on by one or both of the teeth.

If you would like a free consultation call us today on 01132818873.

I don't like the look of my Dental Bridge, can I have it replaced?

Yes you can. Here at Alexandra Road in Leeds we focus on cosmetic improvements and smile makeovers. If you would like to discuss your options regarding your options come in and see us for a free consultation, call 01132818873 today.

Generally the best option for replacing missing teeth is to use dental implants.


We have been providing professional dental treatement to a very high standard for years. Here's what a few of our patients say about our service:

"I have been going to Alexandra Road Dental Practice for 15 years and couldn't think of a bad thing to say, from the second you walk in to the time you leave you feel safe and welcomed, the staff are fantastic and highly skilled in what they do, I would never go to another dentist after coming here." Valo Connors
"Very pleasant from seeing receptionist to dentist and back to receptionist. Treatment painless. Very pleased with all treatment, teeth look great!" Laraine Denise Burton

How much does it cost?

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Our friendly and knowledgeable team, led by our Practice Manager, Sian Denning, are always happy to help with any queries. Rest assured that your enquiry will be treated as strictly confidential and we'll never pressure you into making an appointment.

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14 Alexandra Road, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4HD

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