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A full ceramic dental bridge, as its name suggests, bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A classic bridge comprises two crowns, which fit over the teeth on either side of the gap, with an artificial tooth in the middle. Thanks to advances in implant dentistry, it is also possible for us to replace a full arch of missing teeth with a ceramic bridge secured on dental implants.

While a bridge may appear to be a cosmetic treatment, this is not always the case. Missing teeth can cause both aesthetic and functional consequences, which is why so many people visit our clinic seeking replacement teeth. Your missing teeth may affect your bite, making it more difficult for you to enjoy a varied diet, while your remaining teeth may lean into the spaces left behind by your missing teeth, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Even after losing a single tooth, your jaw bone will start to dissolve away in a process called resorption. This process will continue until you replace your tooth with an dental implant.

Using a special drill called a burr, we will reshape the teeth on either side of the gap, taking away enough of the outer structure to ensure that the single crown preparations we apply will fully support your artificial tooth when your bridge is in place.

Following preparing your teeth, we will take an impression of your mouth with a mould (a container filled with dental putty) and pass this over to our dental technician, who will use it as a blueprint for the creation of your bridge. Before you leave our practice, we will fit you with a temporary bridge, which will help you to chew and preserve your appearance while we await your permanent bridge.

Once we have received your bridge from the laboratory, we will invite you into the clinic and insert the bridge into your mouth. To ensure you will be comfortable with your new bridge, we will only cement it in place when we are satisfied that it fits well and looks aesthetic. As metal is not a component of a full ceramic bridge, you will not have to worry about metal showing at the edge of your gums. In addition to being visually pleasing, your full ceramic bridge will be strong and resilient, which means that it will be unlikely to crack and chip, even if you are a heavy biter or have a tendency to clench or grind your teeth. Unfortunately, this means that it may wear down your opposing teeth, making future dental checkups a necessity.

Following cementing your bridge in place, we may advise you to book another appointment so that we can check up on your progress. While we will do our best to ensure that your bridge feels comfortable and natural, you may desire further adjustments once you try eating, talking and smiling with your new bridge in place.

With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, your bridge should last five to 15 years. As the success of your bridge will depend on the health of your surrounding teeth and gums, it is essential to follow any special cleaning instructions we provide and to schedule regular professional cleanings in our practice.

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Bridges Services at Diamond Dental

Dental Finance London

Dental Finance Available on all treatments from £350

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Emergency Dentist Harley Street

Same-day emergency appointments available Monday - Saturday

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Hygienist Harley Street

Stained teeth, sore and bleeding gums and bad breath. Click here to find out why

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Periodontitis

Destructive and aggressive, periodontitis should not be ignored. Find out more about Periodontitis and its destructive nature.

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Root Canal Treatment

Saving a tooth by removing the nerve and cleaning the canals

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Extractions

Impacted Wisdom teeth is one reason why a tooth would be extracted.

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Orthodontics

6 Months Smile and the Inman Aligner can straighten teeth quickly and safely in less time

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Dental Implants & Bone Grafting

Titanium Screws that replace missing teeth or that can support dentures.

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Dentures

Dentures are just as an extensive treatment as anything else, with so many different types offering different results.

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Bridges

Ceramic pieces that are connected together to fill in the gap of missing teeth. Normally used to close the gaps of 1, 2 or 3 teeth.

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Cermaic Crowns

Part of the extreme smile makeover and more preparation of the teeth needed ceramic crowns are used as a last resort to save what can be saved of your own tooth.

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Ceramic Veneers Harley Street

Made in the lab with preparation of the teeth an absolute necessity this treatment option will require 2 visits to the dentist.

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Composite Veneers

The conservative approach to veneers and a beautiful smile.

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White Fillings

Anatomical and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, no one will see where your tooth starts and the filling ends.

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Dr. Ovidiu Maurer

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I have been a patient of Dr. Ovidiu Maurer’s for almost two years now and quite simply he is the best dentist I have ever had. Ovidiu is so thorough; obviously highly skilled and talented and deeply interested in all aspects of his work, he is still open to learning. Ovidiu takes time during examinations to explain what he will be doing and to give the best advice, a rare and invaluable humility. His approach and his treatment are meticulous but imaginative when appropriate. As soon as you walk into the building you feel welcomed and confident that you will receive the best possible care, and you do. I was completely amazed by the quality and range of equipment, hygiene and generally relaxed, professional atmosphere. I am absolutely delighted with the finished result and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering dental implants and not only. Thank you Ovidiu and all your Team Cristina Botan
Cristina Botan
Cosmetic Dentist Harley Street - Where do I begin...... Firstly, a massive thank you to David, Practice Manager and Dr Maurer. I have never come across such polite, warm, friendly professionals and not forgetting the nurse, Justina. The experience is one that you will never forget, it is first class and I cannot highly recommend this service enough. I am thankful for the day I picked up the phone and dialed Diamond Dental of Harley Street's number. Immediately, I just somehow knew that I would be in good hands just from a mere telephone conversation with David. I had been to other dentists and do have some genuine horror stories so I was obviously nervous. However, the first consultation was superb, friendly professional and the advice given was genuinely for my benefit and not just a money making scheme as experienced at other practices I had visited. Dr Maurer is every bit the professional, was attentive and I could tell very passionate about his job so was seeking genuine perfection. He was thorough and gave me the best treatment option. He talked me through the management plan for my teeth and even talked me out of having veneers so saved me money! He will not let you walk away until he is absolutely happy with your teeth. Dr Maurer has created a beautiful set of teeth without any invasive treatment thank you so much.  I am sad that I now no longer need to visit the dentist, but I will find reasons to go back, Harley Street is a beautiful area! I am recommending all my family and friends.  Go on call them you will not be sorry. They are such a friendly bunch you will feel comfortable with them immediately.
Shahina M
Emergency Dentist Harley Street - I write this testimonial long after I had treatment but nonetheless, even on holiday from Spain, I found a bit of time to write, and to thank Dr.Maurer at Diamond Dental of Harley Street for his help. I came in with a severe sub lingual abscess with lots of complications, after spending 2 weeks in Euston College Hospital I had no result but thanks to Dr.Maurer's extra professional help I got better in just days and the complications are no longer. He is very patient, always careful with an inclination towards the customer, all in a clean, friendly, beautiful and healthy environment. I have, and will recommend Dr.Maurer to anyone who has dental problems, or wants to maintain a healthy denture. Thank you guys.
Daniel Dumitru
Hygienist Harley Street - I think this is probably the best Harley Street Dentist I have ever been to. I phoned up to ask about getting my teeth cleaned, and was very impressed that it would be done by an actual dentist, not some "hygienist" armed with nothing more than floss. This mattered as I had not had my teeth properly cleaned for 5 years and they were in a terrible state. On the day, the dentist went far beyond the call of duty, and performed miracles. He really put some effort into it and got rid of years of tartar build up and threw in some much needed deep cleaning. Several months later I'm still admiring my teeth and how good they look now. The dentist himself and his assistant were extremely polite and efficient and they didn't waste my time trying to charm me, or foist their products on me, did not patronise me but explained everything in a proper scientific way that I could understand, which was a huge relief. Most important of all, I did not feel at any point that the advice I was being given was simply to present the largest invoice possible - which has also happened to me in a lot of other places. I would recommend this Harley Street practice to anyone, and will definitely be returning.
Sarah Marris
Veneers Harley Street - Having been to numerous Harley Street dentists looking for a way to fix a front tooth veneer that had cracked in two, I found these guys by accident and visited their website. Rather than a new veneer or a full blown cap, I decided to investigate the composite veneer. From the careful way the anesthetic was administered (NO PAIN!) to the sheer care and effort that was used to make me happy with the outcome, I can't recommend this Harley Street dentist more. The end result was like nothing I had experienced before - much more translucent than a crown, much more real than a veneer. Worth every penny. I want to come back to this Harley Street dentist to replace some of the work I had done in past years - it all looks so much more natural.
Indra Whitmore
Veneers Harley Street - I came all the way from Bath especially to see DR. Maurer at his Harley Street practice to have 4 front veneers. Firstly I want to say a BIG thank you to him for the amazing work he has done. I have had nothing but compliments since receiving my veneers. People always tell me how perfect my teeth are and are shocked when I tell them they are veneers, the veneers have caused jealousy between my friends. As I was going in to hospital to have surgery the surgeons and nurses commented on my teeth and did not believe me when I said they were veneers...Now if surgeons who need an eye for detail can't even tell then all I can say is Dr. Maurer has an incredible eye for detail. He has given me the perfect smile yet looking so natural, my smile fools everyone, even the experts! As I walked into the clinic I could tell immediately that I was only going to get the best and I was right. The clinic is fresh, clean and stunningly beautiful. I instantly felt relaxed and so excited at the same time. The clinic is perfect, the doctor is perfect and my smile...PERFECT! Hands down this is the best Harley Street Dentist you will find
Adelle Hobbs
Harley Street Dentist - A very professional, high quality and totally pain free experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Maurer for anyone needing dental treatment. A beautiful practice and a great dental team. After visiting Dr. Maurer I now understand why Harley Street is known for having the best of the best. If anyone is looking to improve their smile you MUST go here!!! Diamond Dental of Harley Street is the place to go.
Daryl Skelton
Emergency Dentist Harley Street - I had not been to a dentist for many many many years due to a phobia. Unfortunately I broke a tooth last week and need emergency help. I had to find somewhere that would be patient, helpful and know how to handle a hysterical woman! This is the place...... Amazing. Dr Maurer and his staff were fantastic with me. My tooth is fixed and I even plan on going back soon for some cleaning. Highly recommended.
Amanda Kelly