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Dental Bridges in Midlothian

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Fill Gaps Caused By 1 To 3 Missing Teeth

A dental bridge provides both aesthetic and functional benefits by filling the gaps in your teeth with a false tooth that is supported by dental implants, natural teeth, or a combination of both, thus improving your overall oral health and restoring your ability to speak and chew properly. This fixed partial denture is bonded or cemented to your teeth, eliminating the need to remove them for cleaning, and preventing the remaining teeth from shifting around which can cause further dental issues.

The Cost Of A Dental Bridge In Midlothian

The cost of a dental bridge can vary widely from patient to patient. With a typical insurance plan, a dental bridge averages out to about $800 to $1200+. Without insurance, a reasonable ball-park figure for a bridge would be about $2000 to $3000 and up.

What goes into determining the cost of a dental bridge?
  • The type of bridge and the material used to make it.
  • The number of teeth that are missing.
  • The location and complexity of the procedure.
  • The condition of the teeth adjacent to the gap.
  • Supplies and equipment that are required for your specific treatment.

    Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.

 

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:

Comfortable & Stable

The immediate benefits of dental bridges are significant as they allow you to regain a natural look and feel to your teeth, allowing you to eat without discomfort. Missing teeth can cause difficulties in speaking or chewing, but dental bridges offer a long-lasting solution to this discomfort, with a lifespan of more than ten years with proper care.

Tooth Health

Teeth play a crucial role in supporting each other and maintaining facial structure, and missing teeth can affect the bite, leading to the shifting of other teeth. However, dental bridges can prevent this issue by blocking teeth from shifting around, which can reduce the risk of decay, periodontal disease, and jaw pain, as well as TMJ disorder caused by rogue teeth.

Bone health

As dental health declines, so does the health of the bones and tissues that support our teeth. However, stabilizing your dental health with a dental bridge can slow down the rate of bone loss caused by missing teeth, thus promoting the overall health and longevity of your teeth and jawbones.

The cost of a dental bridge in Midlothian

The cost of a dental bridge can vary widely from patient to patient. With a typical insurance plan, a dental bridge averages out to about $800 to $1200+. Without insurance, a reasonable ball-park figure for a bridge would be about $2000 to $3000 and up.

    What goes into determining the cost of a dental bridge?
  • The type of bridge and the material used to make it.
  • The number of teeth that are missing.
  • The location and complexity of the procedure.
  • The condition of the teeth adjacent to the gap.
  • Supplies and equipment that are required for your specific treatment.

Remember, no dental practice can provide an accurate quote over the phone. Ultimately, your needs are as unique as your smile. It’s important to speak with a dentist and undergo an oral exam to find out all your treatment options and to receive an accurate quote. If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to supply you with a quote to submit to them so you can find out your out-of-pocket costs before you make a decision.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

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

A dental bridge is a custom-made dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth by attaching artificial teeth to the adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.

A dental bridge is installed by anchoring it to the surrounding teeth or implants, with a pontic (an artificial tooth) in between.

A dental bridge can last up to 10-15 years or longer with proper care and maintenance.

You should clean your dental bridge with a toothbrush, floss, or a special dental bridge brush to remove food particles and plaque. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also important for maintaining the health of your dental bridge.

No, getting a dental bridge is not painful. The area is numbed with a local anesthetic during the procedure, so you won’t feel any pain.

Getting a dental bridge typically takes two or three dental appointments, depending on the complexity of the procedure. The initial consultation, preparation, and installation of the bridge can take a few weeks to complete.

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