Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are an effective and natural-looking way to replace one or more missing teeth.

Restore Your Smile

Restore your smile and improve your dental health with our general dentistry treatments. Dental bridges, crafted with precision and natural-looking materials, are an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. Made from porcelains and  metals, bridges consist of a false tooth fixed to one or more adjacent teeth, filling the gap between. They can be fixed over natural teeth or supported by dental implants, ensuring stability and functionality.

Beyond enhancing your smile, dental bridges offer numerous benefits. They improve chewing capacity, phonetics, restore proper bite alignment, and maintain the natural contours.

Dental Bridges Explained

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Traditional Dental Bridge

This type of bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth held in place by dental crowns. The crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap, anchoring the bridge securely. Traditional bridges are a reliable and durable solution for replacing missing teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics.

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Cantilever Dental Bridge

When there is only one adjacent tooth available to support the bridge, a cantilever bridge is utilized. The artificial tooth is secured to the adjacent tooth, providing stability and functionality. This type of bridge is ideal for situations where the missing tooth is located at the back of the mouth.

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Maryland Dental Bridge

Also known as a resin-bonded bridge, this bridge uses metal or porcelain wings bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth. The artificial tooth is then attached to the wings, creating a secure and conservative restoration. Maryland bridges are a great choice for replacing missing front teeth, offering a natural-looking result while preserving the structure of neighbouring teeth.

How to look after your bridge

Proper maintenance is essential for the longevity of your dental bridge. Brush your teeth thoroughly, paying attention to the bridge area, and floss daily. Avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage the bridge. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial to monitor and adjust the bridge. Inform your dentist if you have a teeth grinding habit, and consider wearing a nightguard. With meticulous oral care, your dental bridge can provide a long-lasting, functional, and beautiful smile.

If you’re considering a dental bridge or have any questions, we invite you to contact Cox and Hitchcock to book a consultation. Our experienced team will assess your oral health, discuss your treatment options, and provide personalised guidance. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a confident smile with our high-quality dental services. Call us today to schedule your dental bridge consultation and take the first step towards restoring your beautiful smile.

Why Choose Us?

We have dedicated teams of skilled clinicians who embrace interdisciplinary collaboration, within cutting-edge facilities, and are committed to your goals, providing you with the smile you deserve. Experience the difference today.

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Free Cosmetic Consultations

Discover exceptional dental care with a Free Cosmetic Consultation, tailored to your needs and delivered by skilled professionals.

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Bespoke Treatments

Experience tailored dental care personalised to your unique needs for a healthy and confident smile.

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Locally Owned

We own and operate five dental practices across South Wales making us your perfect local choice.

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Modern Equipment

Experience advanced dental care with the latest technology and patient-friendly modern equipment.

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Rated 5 Stars

Trust our top-rated dental care, backed by 5-star customer reviews, for exceptional service and satisfaction.

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Friendly Team

Experience our friendly and supportive team of dental experts and practice staff all here for your treatment journey.

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30+ Years Experience

Rely on over three decades of dental experience for expert patient care and peace of mind in your dental journey.

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Luxury Experience

Feel at ease at our dental practices, providing an inviting and comforting environment for your dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

We recommend that you always consult with one of our consultants before starting any treatment.

How soon can I be treated?

Our waiting times for an NHS examination and treatment appointments, for new and historic patients, vary. Our reception team will happily update you on current waiting times.

The NHS contract funds a set amount of dental activity for the year and we are obliged to deliver this evenly over the twelve months.

The level of NHS funding provided  is not high enough to enable us to meet the demand for NHS care that exists.

These factors lead to long waiting times to access NHS care.

Private care can be provided at all times with a minimal wait.

Your dentist will be happy to go through all available options including that of accessing some treatment options on a private basis alongside an NHS course of treatment.

How much will it cost?

All treatment plans will be discussed with you at the examination appointment, along with associated costs.

Complex treatments, may need multiple visits to complete the investigations needed prior to providing an estimate. This will be printed at reception, or if preferred emailed to you.

Please look at our Fees page for more details.

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Am I entitled to free treatment?

Exemption

Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if, on the first day of treatment, they are:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Aged 18 and in full-time education
  • An expectant mother
  • A woman who has had a baby in the previous 12 months

Remission

Patients do not have to pay any NHS dental charges for a course of treatment if they or their partner are currently receiving:

  • Income Support (Incapacity benefit and Disability Living Allowance does NOT count)
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance (Contribution-based does NOT count)
  • Income-related Employment & Support Allowance (Contribution-related does NOT count)
  • Pension Credit guarantee credit (Savings Credit on its own does NOT count)
  • Universal Credit (in the last assessment period there were no earnings, or earnings were within the allowed limit, please check at www.healthcosts.wales.nhs.uk)

Patients can be exempt from paying if they have a valid NHS low income scheme certificate HC2 for full help. Payment can be reduced if they are named on a valid HC3 certificate.

It is impotant the information you give us is contemporary and accurate.If you are unsure if you are exempt from NHS dental charges, please discuss with reception.

Which practice should I join?

The Cox & Hitchcock Dental Group operates several dental practices across South Wales. Fot your convenience, we would recommend joining us at your nearest location to home or work . For some advanced treatments, you may benefit from the services offered at a particlar site. We will advise you accordingly. You can find your nearest dental practice by browsing all our locations.

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Can I meet my dentist before the treatment?

Absolutely! Your clinician wil introduce themselves when you meet at your first visit. Building a strong patient-dentist relationship is important to us. Your initial examination visit enables us to understand your needs and address any concerns. We ensure open communication, so you can freely discuss any worries before proceeding with treatment. Your comfort and peace of mind are our top priorities.

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Take a look at our other treatments that you might want to learn more about. You can also book a private appointment for this treatment below.

Dentures

Experience the remarkable restoration offered by implant-retained dentures, a highly effective and durable treatment that ensures stability and confidence for those with missing teeth.

Restorative Dentistry

Our natural-looking restorations repair, conceal imperfections, and replace damaged teeth caused by trauma, gum disease or decay. Regain confidence with our restorative treatments for a beautiful smile.

Fillings

Fillings are used to repair decayed or damaged teeth, restoring their shape and functionality. We first recommend a dental examination to determine if a filling is needed.

Crowns

Crowns fit neatly over unsightly or broken teeth, providing complete coverage and restoring strength, shape and appearance. They offer an aesthetic restoration for broken, decayed or discoloured teeth, or those with large fillings.