Having a dental bridge at Edgerton and Glenn DDS placed is a great way to restore missing teeth that is non-invasive and does not require any healing time. Dental bridges are also much more affordable than implants and only require a couple of visits to your dentist.
Once your dentist has determined that you are a good candidate for a dental bridge, they will take an impression of your entire mouth and make a model to send to the dental lab. The dental lab will use this model to fabricate your new porcelain bridge!
Your bridge will consist of one pontic per missing tooth and two crowns, one on each end. Using the healthy teeth on either side of the open space in your mouth, your dentist will prepare the two teeth for the crowns to be cemented in place.
How much does a dental bridge cost?
Depending on a few factors, The total cost of your bridge could range from $500 to $2,000 per tooth. You may also have some additional costs if you choose an implant-supported bridge. Factors that can affect the cost of your dental bridge include the materials used, where your bridge is fabricated, if you require any additional treatment, and the complexity of your individual case.
- Materials: Porcelain and zirconia are the most natural-looking materials and are a bit more costly than a ceramic substrate.
- Fabrication: If your dentist has the technology and offers same-day services, your case may cost more than if it was fabricated by a dental lab.
- Complexity: The more teeth you have to replace, the more your bridge will cost in the end. Implant-supported bridges will have added costs associated with implant surgery and additional parts required to secure the bridge.
- Additional treatment: Your dentist may advise that you have any other restorative work done at the same time, especially if it is near your bridge and could eventually compromise it.
- Experience of your Dentist and their location: Your dentist's experience and geographical location will affect their fee schedule. Dentists in large cities typically have higher costs than those in rural areas.
What payment options are available?
If you have dental insurance, give them a call to see if your bridge is a covered procedure. Most of the time, a bridge is deemed medically necessary so insurance will absorb some of the cost. Keep in mind, most insurances have a maximum that they will pay each year which is usually between $1,500 and $2,000.
In addition to dental insurance, your dental provider may have in-house financing or they may use a third-party financing company to help ease the immediate burden of your out-of-pocket cost.
Your dentist will provide you with a treatment plan before you begin your dental work at which point you will be informed of the forecasts. If you have any financing questions, be sure to discuss them with your dental office.
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