What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- 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?
- 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
- 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