Fill gaps caused by 1 to 3 missing teethA dental bridge restores the appearance and health of your mouth by covering spaces with a false tooth supported by either dental implants, your natural teeth, or a combination of both. Sometimes referred to as a ‘fixed partial denture’, bridges are bonded or cemented to your teeth and do not need to be removed to sleep or to clean them. Filling tooth gaps is important, not just for appearances, but for your long-term oral health. Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak or chew food and, with a gap, other teeth are free to shift around.
Long-lasting benefits of dental bridges
A missing tooth or teeth can leave us feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. A dental bridge is a great way get your smile looking and feeling normal again, but it also offers long term benefits for your other teeth and the bone health of your mouth. To sum it up, here are the advantages of a dental bridge:
These are the obvious advantages because they affect us right now. Feel and look normal again. Smile and eat with confidence and get back the smile you know and love. Missing teeth just don’t feel great and sometimes gaps make it difficult or painful to speak or eat. Dental bridges are a long-lasting solution to discomfort caused by missing teeth – more than ten years with proper care.
Your teeth support each other and contribute to your facial structure. Missing teeth can alter your bite and leave space for other teeth to shift around. A dental bridge blocks teeth from shifting around reducing the risk of decay, periodontal disease, jaw pain and TMJ disorder caused by rogue teeth.
Healthy, stable teeth encourage healthy jawbones. As our dental health diminishes so does the health of bone and tissues that support our teeth. Stabilizing your dental health with a dental bridge will slow the rate of bone loss from your missing teeth.
Cost of dental bridges in Long Valley
Similar to most processes, the cost associated with dental bridges and their installation varies from patient to patient. Generally speaking, a typical insurance plan will cover some of the bridges’ cost and leave you with a remaining price-tag between $800 to $1,500. For those without insurance, a reasonable estimate for a bridge installation would stand somewhere between $2,000 to $3,000 and above.
Other factors which determine the cost of your dental crown:
- The location in your mouth where the bridge is required
- The amount of teeth which need replacement
- The health and viability of the teeth which will support the bridge
- The material utilized for the bridge and other equipment during the treatment
- Requiring any additional treatments, such as dental implants
Remember, the only way we can provide you with an accurate estimate for a dental bridge is to get a firsthand look at your smile and it’s situation. Once an estimate is given, you may submit this quote to your insurance company (if applicable) to become aware of the remaining costs you’re responsible for before making any decisions!
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
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