A dental bridge is a series of artificial teeth. The bridgework is supported by an anchor on either side of the gap to hold the false tooth in place.
A bridge can be supported in three ways: by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. When the natural teeth are used to support the bridgework, a dental crown is typically placed to provide additional support and stability.
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WHAT TO EXPECT
A dental bridge is a viable treatment option for anyone with one or more missing teeth. They may be either fixed or removable and our dentist can help you choose which type is right for you.
We follow a simple process for treatment with dental bridges. This process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to examine the health of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. You may have an existing dental bridge or have teeth that need to be extracted. Regardless of your condition, the dentist will create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs, goals and budget.
The dental bridge will be fabricated in a dental laboratory. You may have a temporary bridge to wear in the intermediate time period. In approximately 2 to 3 weeks from your initial visit, you will return for the delivery of the final restoration.
The cost of a dental bridge will depend on the number and location of the missing teeth as well as the type of bridge and materials chosen. [Dentist Name] accepts all dental insurance and will handle all necessary billing and paperwork. Additionally, we offer financing through CareCredit for patients who are concerned about cost.
Although dental bridges are built to last a long time, problems still sometimes arise. Dr. Cavallo does offer dental bridge repair. If a bridge happens to chip, break, or come loose, you should contact Dr. Cavallo right away. Depending on the extent of damage, we may be able to cement the bridge or replace it all together.
A dental bridge should be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. The dentist will show you a special technique to floss under and around the artificial tooth or teeth. It is also important to visit the dentist at least twice a year for routine examinations.