What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?

Bridges can:

  • Replace missing teeth
  • Restore your ability to speak and chew properly
  • Properly shape your face
  • Preserve your other teeth by distributing the forces of your bite properly
  • Prevent drifting or fracture of your remaining teeth

What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Bridge?

  1.  First Visit:
    • The teeth are prepared to allow room for a crowns to be placed over them
    • Impressions are made of the teeth
    • A temporary bridge is cemented in to protect the exposed teeth and gums
    • The impressions and detailed instructions are sent to a dental lab to make your bridge
  2. Second visit
    • Your temporary bridge is removed
    • Your new permanent bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary
    • The bridge is cemented into place

How Much Do Dental Bridges Cost?

Dental bridges vary in cost depending on the type of bridge selected.  As a rule of thumb, each tooth involved in a bridge requiring a crown is charged as such.  Hence, a traditional “3 unit” bridge is close in cost to 3 crowns.

  • Dental insurance will typically pay a percentage of the fee depending on the individual dental plan.

Dental bridges are tried and true dental treatment.  If you are considering replacing teeth with a dental bridge, be sure to ask about dental implants.  Often a simple solution will last longer and look and function more naturally than complex restorations.

Shane Klingonsmith, DMD

Owner/Dentist, Pure Family Dentistry

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What our patients are saying…

Absolutely Wonderful

My experience with Shane Klingonsmith, DMD and his staff was absolutely wonderful ! The office staff is so welcoming and friendly and Dr Shane is so genuine and kind. I felt so comfortable. I had to have 2 crowns replaced and Dr Shane did such a wonderful job – it looks perfect and it was pain free. I would definitely recommend Pure Family Dentistry to anyone for any dental needs.
- Deanna Bosco

Caring and Kind

I have known Dr. Klingonsmith for many years. He is not only a caring and kind person, he is a person of high integrity.
- Gene K

Thank you

Thank you Dr Shane for your great care and attention in looking after me,a once nervous patient! Particularly care in administering the anaesthetic for the removal of two wisdom teeth. A very friendly staff that do all possible to make a nervous patient comfortable!! Sr Alison Joy
- Alison Whybrow

Excellent dental practice!

My husband, I, and our two children use Pure Family Dentistry and we are all very happy with their service. Our youngest is 11 and a little leery of dental cleaning, but they make it fun and work with her so she is not afraid. I have the utmost confidence in them, and know our dental health is in good hands. I DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone looking for dental services!
- Patty Williams

Pleasant Dental Visit

Dr. Shane is the most personable dentist I've met. He and his staff made this stressful, anxious appointment the most pleasant and relaxing one I have ever had. Who likes having their teeth fixed? He and his staff are like friends and family....and I feel confident that the care I received there is top notch.
- Deborah Balga

Relaxed with no pain

Everyone makes you relaxed...they always remember you and you always have a nice discussion about mutual interests....and there is NO pain.....way to go Tammy, Kelly & Dr. K!!!
- Ted Litke

Keep going back

Personal and professional service- I will be there in another six months. Excited to bring my fiancé back with me!
- Joefin

Two Molars Out

I went shopping for a new dentist about a month ago and decided to check Pure Family because they are close to home. This was a good move for me. They started with a full set of x-rays and followed with a plan to fix some problems. The first job was to extract two molars that were not useful to me. I was not looking forward to having two teeth pulled, but the procedure went very smoothly. I had no pain at all and two problem teeth are out.
- Bob Bouman

A pleasant experience

Caring, professional people. They strive to know you as a person in addition to providing excellent care.
- Rich Swirsding


With the pleasant staff and a dentist who takes the time to answer all my questions, it was an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.
- Dennis Rector

Great Service

I have been to Pure Family Dentistry for multiple items...cleanings, fillings, and restorative work. Dr. Shane Klingonsmith and his staff are the very best. Very professional, courteous and reasonably priced. Best dentist in the Lehigh Valley.
- Glenn Geissinger

Comfortable and familiar

I have been going to this dental practice for over 20 years. Although the dentists have changed and the name has changed, the caring and compassion hasn't. The dental hygienists are the same nice and friendly people I have known for years. It's a good environment for people that have a little hesitation about going to the dentist. They make you feel comfortable and at ease while you are in the "chair". Thank you for the 20+ years of dental care, I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else.
- Stacie Pearson


I recommend Pure Family dentistry for all your dental needs. I recently had a crown replaced and the experience was excellent. Dr. Shane is very caring and gentle as can be. I had a crown replaced from years ago and it was completed in a single visit. The crown was actually fabricated on site and with extra special care from Dr. Shane. His primary concern is care for the patient. Also, his staff is second to none with a very friendly atmosphere.
- John Guido

I found the perfect dentist office.

I was really nervous when I arrived. All the staff were really nice. They helped me to calm down. Dr. Shane took his time when giving me the novocaine and I didn't feel a thing! Everyone there deserves five stars. I will definitely be going back.
- raymond johnson

So Happy to have my teeth (and my fear) taken care of at last.

You know those little cartoons you see in the yellow pages, "we cater to cowards"? Dr Klingonsmith and his whole staff REALLY do. I was terrified when I got there (after hiding from dentists for 20 years) and told them so and they were all just so kind and friendly. I was able to have a large cavity repaired without panic or pain. Dr. K has mad skills and he and his staff all majored in compassion. Someone is there to hold your hand.
- Sharon Beth Johnson

Excellent experience

I can't tell you how wonderful Dr. Shane and the staff are in this office. I have never experienced a more professional yet personable atmosphere ever. The only complaint is that I can not go here for my primary care as well!
- G. Laut

Miss Molly

I just had sealants put on my teeth, and it was a good experience. Nothing hurt and nothing was bad! Before they started they asked me what I was worried about and they made sure it didn't happen. It was done very quickly, and I'm happy they are my dentists. I give them an A++!!
- Miss Molly
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