What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are a professional solution for patients with missing teeth. Dental bridges consist of two components: replacement teeth and dental crowns. The replacement tooth or teeth are placed in the gap where a natural tooth is missing and are supported by dental crowns on either side. These dental crowns are attached either to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.
Dental crowns are used to help attach the replacement teeth to the adjacent teeth for beautiful, sturdy results in this restorative treatment.
What is a dental bridge made of?
When you need a replacement tooth, it could be made of either ceramic or porcelain fused to metal. The material your tooth will be made of depends upon your goals and preferences, in addition to where your missing tooth is located. Porcelain and metal material is typically used to replace teeth missing from the back of the mouth, whereas ceramic replacement teeth are better for patients who need to replace missing front teeth.
What is involved in a dental bridge procedure?
The dental bridge procedure can be completed in two office visits. In the first visit, the adjacent teeth are prepared for treatment and impressions are made that will be used to create the dental crowns. Once the dental crowns have been custom-crafted, they are bonded to the replacement tooth or teeth to create the dental bridge.
In the second office visit, dental bridges are firmly secured to the patient’s teeth. Replacement teeth are carefully placed in gaps, and the dental crowns are securely bonded to the adjacent teeth. The patient now has a beautiful replacement tooth or teeth, providing a professional cosmetic and functional solution to missing teeth.
How much will a dental bridge cost?
When you come to Dental Choice, your dentist will perform a thorough examination to determine if dental bridges are the best tooth replacement option for you. They will also go over the cost associated with the procedure. Each patient is different, so there are many variables that can influence the pricing for dental bridges. This includes:
- The number of replacement teeth needed to fill the gap
- How many crowns are required to anchor the replacement teeth
- The type of bridge selected
- The materials used as well as the fabrication process
- The complexity and length of the placement procedure
- Additional treatments are required, such as the use of dental implants
For more information or to book an appointment, contact a Dental Choice clinic near you. We’re here to help.