More than just a gap in your smile might be caused by a missing tooth. It can cause a shift in the bite, alterations in speech, and even raise the risk of periodontal disease by allowing the other teeth to shift.
Dental bridges, like dentures and dental implants, are used to replace lost teeth. A dental bridge is a non-removable fixed solution. This form of tooth replacement entails joining (or bridging) two existing teeth or dental implants with a pontic, or replacement tooth.
The cost of a dental bridge, like anything else in the medical or dentistry industry, is determined by your unique requirements. A dental bridge is one of the more cost-effective solutions to restore a missing tooth in general. Bridges, on the other hand, normally only last around 10 years before they need to be replaced, but other restorations, such as dental implants, can last a lifetime. The following are some factors to consider when calculating the cost of a dental bridge.
Number of Pontics used:
A single pontic might cost you a fortune. As a result, a bridge with only one pontic will be less expensive than one with two or three. So, even if you’re only replacing one lost tooth, you can need three pontics, and the price will be adjusted appropriately.
Additional dental treatments may be required to prepare the surrounding teeth for the bridge, depending on their health. These procedures are frequently performed concurrently with the placement of a bridge. Although these processes are not often included in the bridge’s overall cost, they should be factored into the ultimate total.
Advanced materials, such as zirconia or certain types of porcelain, will be more expensive than traditional bridge materials. These materials, on the other hand, are more durable and can be regarded investment in your smile and dental health because they will last longer.
Teeth Bridgework Somerville will begin by numbing the area where the implant posts will be placed if your treatment plan includes implant-supported bridges. They make the incisions and sets the implants parallel to each other with robotic precision, using X-guide navigational live guided technology and 3D printing, as well as a CT scan. Until your implants have merged with your jaw and your permanent bridge can be put in place, you’ll have a temporary restoration in place while you heal.
Bridgework Somerville will use specially developed dental instruments to prepare the teeth adjacent to the gap, which will be the anchor points for the bridge’s end crowns, if your treatment plan includes a traditional bridge. Your bridge can be made in our office, which has a state-of-the-art lab for dental appliance creation.
We will now carefully assess your bite alignment and mould your bridge to provide a comfortable bite. We’ll also go over all you need to know about basic oral hygiene and any changes you’ll need to make to your flossing technique in order to care for your new bridge.
Dental bridge operations that are longer or more complex will cost more. An implant-supported bridge, for example, will be more expensive than a standard crown-supported restoration.
Types of Bridges:
The price of a dental bridge is also determined by the type of bridge you select. Traditional, Maryland bonded, cantilever, and implant-supported dental bridges are the four main varieties. Due to the more intensive insertion, traditional normally costs the least, while implant-supported usually costs the most.
While these aren’t the only things that go into the total price of your dental implants, they can help you get a sense of what to expect. Of course, consulting with your dentist is the best approach to determine the cost of a dental bridge.
The dentists at Dentist Somerville are always available to answer all of your queries. They can be related to bridges or other restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We have experienced staff members who can always assist you. Book an appointment or call us at (617) 623-8489.