Fill the gaps created by missing teeth, restoring a complete and functional smile
A dental bridge not only enhances the aesthetic and oral health of your mouth but also addresses tooth gaps by utilizing a prosthetic tooth supported by dental implants, natural teeth, or a combination of both. Commonly known as a ‘fixed partial denture,’ bridges are securely bonded or cemented in place, eliminating the need for removal during sleep or cleaning. Filling tooth gaps is crucial not just for cosmetic reasons but also for maintaining long-term oral well-being, as missing teeth can impede speech, hinder chewing abilities, and cause neighbouring teeth to shift.
A Solution for Years to Come
A dental bridge effectively addresses the discomfort and self-consciousness caused by missing teeth, restoring a natural and confident smile. Moreover, it provides long-term advantages by promoting the well-being of neighbouring teeth and supporting the overall bone health in your mouth. To sum it up, here are the advantages of a dental bridge:
These are the obvious advantages because they affect us right now. Feel and look normal again. Smile and eat with confidence and get back the smile you know and love. Missing teeth just don’t feel great and sometimes gaps make it difficult or painful to speak or eat. Dental bridges are a long-lasting solution to discomfort caused by missing teeth – more than ten years with proper care.
Your teeth play a vital role in supporting one another and maintaining your facial structure. When teeth are missing, it can disrupt your bite and create gaps that allow other teeth to move out of place. By utilizing a dental bridge, the shifting of teeth is prevented, effectively reducing the chances of tooth decay, periodontal disease, jaw pain, and TMJ disorders that can arise due to misaligned teeth.
Optimal dental health contributes to the well-being of your jawbones. When our dental health deteriorates, it adversely affects the health of the supporting bone and tissues. By establishing stability through a dental bridge, you can effectively decelerate the process of bone loss associated with missing teeth, thus promoting the long-term health of your jawbones.
The Cost Of A Dental Bridge In London
The cost of a dental bridge can vary significantly depending on several factors. These factors include the type of bridge and the materials chosen for its construction, the number of missing teeth to be replaced, the complexity and location of the procedure, the condition of the adjacent teeth, as well as the specific supplies and equipment required for the treatment. When considering insurance coverage, a dental bridge typically ranges from approximately $800 to $1200 or more. However, without insurance, a reasonable estimate for the cost of a bridge would fall in the range of $2000 to $3000 or higher.
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
While dental bridges are intended to be long-lasting, they are not considered permanent. Over time, natural wear and tear or changes in the supporting teeth or jawbone may require adjustments, repairs, or replacements.
Alternative options for replacing missing teeth include dental implants, removable partial dentures, and implant-supported dentures. Your dentist can help determine the most suitable treatment option for your specific needs.
Dental bridge coverage varies depending on your dental insurance plan. Some insurance plans partially or fully cover the cost of dental bridges, while others may have limitations or exclusions. Check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage.
Yes, dental bridges can be used to replace multiple missing teeth. The number of artificial teeth in the bridge will depend on the number of missing teeth to be replaced.
Modern dental bridges are designed to blend in with your natural teeth, ensuring a natural appearance. The colour, shape, and size of the artificial teeth can be customized to match your existing teeth.
Yes, dental bridges can be replaced if necessary. Consult with your dentist if you experience any issues or concerns with your existing dental bridge.
Once you get used to your dental bridge, it should not significantly affect your ability to eat or speak. However, there may be an adjustment period during which you may need to avoid certain foods or practice speaking to regain comfort and confidence.
Proper oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, is essential to maintain a dental bridge. Your dentist may also recommend using special floss or interdental brushes to clean around the bridge and its supporting teeth.
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