Restore Your Smile To Its Best Look
Dental bridges play a crucial role in revitalizing your smile and promoting long-term oral health. They effectively cover gaps, utilizing a false tooth supported by dental implants, natural teeth, or a combination of both. Commonly referred to as ‘fixed partial dentures’, these bridges are firmly bonded or cemented in place, ensuring convenience and ease in cleaning. Beyond the aesthetic benefits, filling tooth gaps is vital for maintaining overall oral health, as missing teeth can impede speech, chewing, and lead to undesirable teeth shifting.
Long Term Advantages to Dental Bridges
Dental bridges are designed to be durable and long-lasting, offering a reliable solution for tooth replacement. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, a well-maintained dental bridge can provide you with functional and aesthetic benefits for many years.
Dental bridges offer a long-lasting solution for the discomfort caused by missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, they can provide relief and functionality for more than ten years, ensuring your comfort and oral health.
Tooth and Joint Health
Alleviate Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorder: Missing teeth can cause jaw pain and contribute to the risk of tooth decay, periodontal disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. When teeth are absent, the remaining teeth may compensate by shifting, which can strain the jaw joint. A dental bridge prevents this shifting, reducing the potential for jaw pain and TMJ disorder.
The placement of a dental bridge helps stabilize the jawbone by providing support and preventing further bone deterioration. By filling the gaps left by missing teeth, a dental bridge aids in slowing down the rate of bone loss, promoting the long-term health of your jawbones.
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 its 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are various categories of dental bridges available, namely permanent and semi-permanent bridges. Dental bridges, also known as fixed partial dentures, are considered semi-permanent as they are affixed to existing teeth or implants. One can easily distinguish a bridge from a denture by observing that bridges remain in place while dentures are removable. Bridges consist solely of teeth, whereas dentures include the presence of pink gums.
It takes about 2 appointments and around 1 hour in total to install a bridge.
Dental bridges can be fabricated using different materials, including gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. At our practice, we primarily utilize porcelain for our dental bridge procedures.
A dental crown, on its own, cannot serve as a replacement for a missing tooth. The term “crown” refers to a dental cap that mimics the appearance and function of a natural tooth. However, for proper support, a crown requires anchorage either from a prepared existing tooth, a partial tooth with a post, or a dental implant positioned inside and below the gum line. These supportive structures are essential to ensure stability and functionality for the crown.
Curious about Zirconia bridges? Don’t hesitate to contact us and let us guide you through the various material options. We’ll gladly share our recommendations based on your specific dental needs.
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