Bridge Alternatives 2024

Fixed tooth dental bridges can be great but tooth bridgework alternatives to replace teeth, do have other Cosmetic Dentistry options and may include all Dental Implants, mini Implants, immediate Dental Implants, Crowns, Braces, Veneers, Precision Dentures etc.
We also provide Tooth Bleaching, Teeth Whitening, Cosmetic Bonding, Latest Ceramic Restorations, Second Opinions, Smile Profiling, Gum Diseases treatment, Tooth wear and worn, uneven teeth, Periodontal Plastic Surgery, TMJ's, Difficult Occlusions, Root canal treatment, Trauma and Emergencies; Also Anxious or Nervous Patients are very welcome too!

PLEASE NOTE - We are open normally now for advanced cases and referrals.

Before and After Cosmetic Dentistry Cheryl Cole

Bridges rely on the teeth next to any tooth space, to carry a replacement tooth. When you are missing one or more teeth, you have several possible options eg:

1. Delay treatment
2. Implant/bone grafts
3. Partial denture
4. Braces or Space maintainer
5. Bridgework

Teeth Straightened rather than Crowned and Bridged as requested
1. Delaying treatment is the least-desirable option if the occlusion bite is not stable. Things will only get worse or options reduce or bridge complications prevent ideal results being achieved sometimes.

2. An implant with a crown could be a good choice.Treatment time is much longer, but if there is enough foundation bone left, you may not need an additional bone-graft operation. Also your dentist often wouldn't have to modify the teeth next to the space. Implants are usually the most expensive and time-consuming option though.

3. Partial dentures could work well if several teeth are missing with gum and bone loss too. It fills in the tissues lost by tooth and gum, but depends on remaining teeth and soft tissues to stay in. They are removable and require some adaption, but are a more economic option to replace multiple teeth, but they aren't fixed-in like bridges or implants.

4. Space maintainers are used to stop teeth tipping/closing any gap before a suitable replacement is in place. In children this is used to hold a space for the unerupted permanent teeth, or to wait until teeth can be restored with one of the above options. It is a temporary option.

5. Bridgework relies on adjacent teeth being strong enough to carry "extra" teeth, but usually avoids surgery or a "plate" denture.

SmileSpecialist Implant placed to replace missing Tooth


Dr.Kilcoyne is a fully registered UK Specialist in Prosthodontics ,which includes Implants, Crowns, Veneers, Dentures, Bonding etc, to Restore or Replace teeth functionally and cosmetically so you can have a Smile that you can be proud of, without compromise. Yes all this expertise, experience and excellent track-record have a price, but we still believe it is Good Value for the level of Specialist Quality one is getting and can be confident in.

Let Dr.Kilcoyne examine you so that you can make the Optimum choice for you - everyone and their bite is different!

Dr.Kilcoyne has won National awards for the Quality of Patient Services!

We hope whether you seek your treatment from SmileSpecialist® or elsewhere, that the wide range of information provided on our Website will help you in discussions with your own Dentist, so you can fully consider which options best meet your needs, budget and long-term wishes for your Dental Health.

Please click on these links for Tooth Brushing Information or Dental flossing techniques or Preventing Gum Diseases links.
You can also use the above website menu or just click-a-link here for Specialist or Advanced aspects of Tooth VeneersTooth WhiteningDental Tooth Implants and smaller Mini-ImplantsDental Ceramic CrownsGum Diseases and Bad Breath or Root Canal treatments are just some of the subjects you can learn more about here on our award winning dental website

*Dr.Kilcoyne is a UK registered Specialist in Prosthodontics (GDC No.58373) which includes The Functional and Cosmetic Dentistry aspects of Crowns, Dental Implants, Bridges, Veneers, Fillings, Dentures, Bonding etc. Please go to our MAKE an APPOINTMENT page if you'd like to access his Expertise.

As always, Prevention is cheaper and better than Cure - that includes Preventing making bad choices based on costs alone !

Wishing you good Dental Health AND a Smile to be proud of, from all at the SmileSpecialist® Team.