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A dental bridge is an option for a missing tooth or teeth, and a bridge can also be an alternative to dental implants.
What Is A Dental Bridge
A dental bridge gets its name from the fact that it bridges the gap between a missing tooth or teeth. Two crowns (one on either side of the missing tooth) and a false tooth/teeth make up a bridge. If you have a 3-part bridge, you have two crowns and a false tooth in between. If you have a 4-part bridge, you have two crowns and two false teeth in between. Bridges are permanently anchored into your mouth.
Types Of Dental Bridges
The main two types of dental bridges are a traditional bridge and a cantilever bridge. With a traditional bridge, there are crowns or implants on either side of the missing tooth or teeth. With a cantilever bridge, there’s only a single crown or implant next to the missing teeth – creating a cantilever effect. Cantilever bridges are used rarely, and virtually never in back teeth.
How Long Does A Dental Bridge Last
Thanks to advanced materials, dental bridges that are placed today can last 15 years or more. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene helps ensure a longer-lasting dental bridge.
Cost Of A Dental Bridge
Dental bridges can get pricey, based on the fact that the procedure generally involves two crowns, with a false tooth or teeth in between. If you’re missing a single tooth, a dental implant might be less expensive than a bridge. We offer affordable dental implants, starting at just $2,495 for a single tooth implant.
Dental Bridges Vs Implants
Which is better – dental bridges or implants? This depends on a number of factors, most notably the health of the teeth surrounding the missing tooth. For example, if you don’t have restorations (fillings or crowns) on the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, it might not make sense to put crowns on them. On the other hand, if you’re not a good candidate for implants (because of lifestyle habits, medical history, or other issues), a bridge may be the best option. In a free consultation (including 3D X-ray), we’ll be happy to go over your choices with you.
Does Insurance Cover Bridges
Most insurance plans will cover part of the cost of a dental bridge. If you have a new policy, however, there’s often a waiting period for bridges and other major dental services. We’ll be happy to file a pre-determination of benefits with your dental insurance company, to find out what will be covered and how much you’ll need to pay in out-of-pocket costs.
For additional information about dental bridges or to schedule an appointment, please call (303) 214-9195 or e-mail email@example.com.
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