Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP – Specialist Dental Negligence Solicitors: Bridges

Here at Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP, we have a specialist Dental Negligence Department dealing with a variety of dental negligence claims. Your case will be handled by a fully qualified Solicitor who specialises in claims of this type.

 We can assist in cases concerning failed dental bridges.

 Dental bridges are false teeth which are secured onto neighboring teeth in order to replace one or more teeth which are missing.

 Dentists recommend bridges for both cosmetic and clinical reasons.

 Standard bridges work via the insertion of a false tooth supported on either side by a crown.  These crowns will fit over your natural teeth on either side of the gap.

 The false tooth can be made from porcelain, gold, alloy or any combination of these materials. 

 There are three types of dental bridge, Maryland bridge, Traditional bridge or Cantilever bridge.


 It is essential that a bridge is fitted with accuracy so that the gap between the prosthesis and the tooth cannot be seen with the naked eye or allow entry of the tip of a probe.  Overhangs or deficiencies should not exceed 0.5mm and the embrasures should be large enough to allow access for oral hygiene measures.

 Failure to achieve these recognised standards may result in decay developing in the underlying teeth causing the bridge to fail.

 Sometimes a bridge will come off repeatedly.  This may be due to a variety of factors but the size, shape and relationship to the opposing teeth should be considered as possible problems as well as the way the bridge fits on the supporting teeth.

 If you believe you have suffered an injury as a result of poor dental treatment, we would recommend that you contact us to arrange a free consultation with a specialist dental negligence Solicitor. 

 Gregory Abrams Davidson LLP specialise in obtaining compensation for client’s who have sustained injury as a result of Medical and Dental Negligence. We have many years of experience dealing with claims against hospitals (both NHS and Private), dentists and general practitioners. Examples include claims arising as a result of negligently performed operations, misdiagnosis of cancer, injuries arising as a result of negligently performed cosmetic surgery and injuries sustained at birth.

 We have offices in Liverpool City Centre, Garston Village and Allerton.  If you would like to enquire about a potential Medical or Dental Negligence claim, contact a member of our Team on 0151 733 3353. Calls can be taken 24 hours a day or e-mail us at