Dental bridges are an excellent, long-lasting, and comfortable solution for both restorative and cosmetic dental issues. They can bolster your oral health and make your smile stronger and more confident, while also preventing jaw bone loss and other issues from occurring.
What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a fixed and long-lasting restoration that is designed to replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth. It should fit comfortably but firmly in your mouth. A bridge will look and function just like your natural teeth. They are created for a custom fit by your dentist. Some may be permanently attached through the use of an implant to anchor them.
A bridge is composed of two crowns and a replacement tooth or teeth. The crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the space, with the fabricated tooth or teeth attached between them.
Dental Bridges Supported by Implants
One of the most secure and permanent ways to place a dental bridge is through the use of dental implants. Offering a natural look and feel, the stability of porcelain implants to support bridges make a truly effective solution when you need to replace multiple teeth that are missing.
An implant supported bridge is a dental bridge that is secured to two or more dental implants rather than relying on the adjacent natural teeth for support. When a bridge uses natural teeth for attachment, the teeth must be prepared or shaved down in order to place the crowns necessary to place the bridge.
But, once the bridge is placed, the natural teeth are then subjected to increased stress. This can be potentially damaging, especially if the existing tooth, roots, or surrounding bone structure are already compromised.
Using dental implants to support the dental bridge is a good solution, allowing stable, permanent placement that will help to support the teeth around the bridge, and the continued health of your gum and bones.
Stable and supportive, an implant supported bridge is secured to two or more dental implants rather than relying on the adjacent natural teeth for support.
Dental implants themselves replace tooth roots in the mouth through the use of durable titanium alloy, making both the fixture and abutment last a very long time - usually for a lifetime.
How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost in Middlesex County?
While the cost of a dental bridge can vary, using sturdy, long-lasting implants to support a dental bridge typically makes an implant supported bridge usually cost around $5000. Considering implants last a lifetime, this course of treatment costs far less than the expense to your health - and wallet - of fixing oral health issues that could be needed if a gap from a missing tooth or teeth is left untreated.
Our dental team will work with you to help with insurance and financing issues.
Ready to Learn More about Dental Bridges?
If you’re ready for more information about dental bridges and dental implants, reach out to us at Oral and Facial Surgery Centers of Massachusetts, today. Our dental team is ready and waiting to offer dental bridge treatment.