Fill Gaps In Your Smiles To Look Your Best
A dental bridge is a reliable solution that not only enhances the aesthetics of your smile but also promotes oral health. By utilizing a false tooth supported by dental implants, your natural teeth, or a combination of both, this treatment effectively fills in gaps within your mouth. Commonly known as a “fixed partial denture,” dental bridges are securely bonded or cemented to your existing teeth, eliminating the need for removal during sleep or cleaning. Beyond cosmetic benefits, addressing tooth gaps is crucial for maintaining long-term oral well-being. Missing teeth can hinder speech and chewing abilities, while also allowing adjacent teeth to shift out of position.
The Lasting Advantages of Dental Bridges
Experiencing the absence of one or more teeth can lead to self-consciousness and discomfort. Fortunately, a dental bridge presents an excellent solution to restore both the appearance and functionality of your smile. Beyond the immediate aesthetic benefits, opting for a dental bridge also yields long-term advantages that positively impact your remaining teeth and the overall health of your jawbone. To summarize, here are the key advantages of choosing a dental bridge:
Rediscover the joy of feeling and looking great once again. With dental bridges, you can confidently smile and eat without hesitation, reclaiming the familiar and beloved smile you cherish. Missing teeth can disrupt your comfort and even make speaking or eating painful or challenging. Fortunately, dental bridges offer a long-lasting solution to the discomfort caused by tooth gaps, providing relief for over ten years with proper care.
Optimal Dental Health
Your teeth play a vital role in supporting each other and maintaining the structure of your face. When teeth are missing, it can disrupt your bite and create gaps that allow other teeth to move out of their proper positions. By using a dental bridge, you can prevent the shifting of teeth, reducing the likelihood of decay, periodontal disease, jaw pain, and TMJ disorders caused by misaligned teeth.
Health Of Your Bones
Maintaining healthy and stable teeth is essential for promoting strong jawbones. When our dental health deteriorates, it negatively impacts the health of the surrounding bone and tissues that provide support to our teeth. By stabilizing your dental health through the use of a dental bridge, you can slow down the rate of bone loss caused by missing teeth, thus preserving the overall health of your jawbones.
How Much Does A Bridge Cost In Tottenham
The cost of a dental bridge can vary depending on individual circumstances. With a typical insurance plan, the average cost ranges from $800 to $1200 or more. Without insurance, a reasonable estimate for a dental bridge would be around $2000 to $3000 and above.
Several different factors are taken into account when determining the cost of a dental bridge:
- Type of bridge and materials: Different types of bridges and the materials used, such as porcelain, metal, or ceramic, can affect the cost.
- Number of missing teeth: The number of teeth that need to be replaced will impact the complexity and cost of the bridge.
- Location and complexity: The location of the bridge in your mouth and the complexity of the procedure can influence the cost.
- Condition of adjacent teeth: The condition of the teeth surrounding the gap will be assessed, as additional dental work may be required to ensure proper support for the bridge.
- Supplies and equipment: The specific supplies and equipment needed for your individual treatment will factor into the overall cost.
It’s key to note that providing an accurate quote over the phone is not possible, as each case is unique. To determine your treatment options and receive an accurate quote, it’s recommended to consult with a dentist and undergo an oral examination. If you have dental insurance, the dental practice can provide you with a quote to submit to your insurance provider, allowing you to understand your out-of-pocket costs before making a decision.
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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
Dental bridges come in different types, including permanent and semi-permanent options. They are often called fixed partial dentures since they are semi-permanent and are securely attached to existing teeth or implants. To distinguish between a bridge, which remains in place, and a denture, which can be removed, a simple way is to observe that bridges consist solely of teeth, while dentures include pink gums along with the teeth.
Cantilever bridges are utilized when there are no neighbouring teeth on both sides of the gap caused by missing teeth. However, these bridges have become less common and are generally not recommended for the posterior region of the mouth. This is because they can exert excessive force on the surrounding teeth, potentially leading to damage. If you have missing teeth at the back of your mouth, there are alternative solutions available that are more suitable and beneficial.
Typically, the dental bridge procedure involves two appointments, each lasting less than an hour.
Dental bridges can be crafted using various materials such as gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these. In our dental bridge procedures, we primarily utilize porcelain.
Occasionally, the terms “dental bridge” and “crown” are mistakenly used interchangeably. However, they serve distinct purposes. Dental crowns are prosthetic caps used to cover damaged or worn teeth, providing strength and protection against tooth decay. On the other hand, dental bridges are specifically designed to fill the space caused by one or more missing teeth, bridging the gap and restoring functionality and aesthetics.
A dental crown, on its own, cannot serve as a replacement for a missing tooth. A crown is a dental cap that closely resembles a natural tooth in appearance and texture. However, it requires support both above and below the gum line. This support can come from an existing tooth that has been prepared, a partial tooth with a post, or a dental implant. These supporting structures are essential for anchoring the crown securely in place and providing the necessary stability and functionality.
Zirconia is a material commonly used for constructing dental bridges. If you would like more information about the available materials or have specific questions about your needs, we would be delighted to assist you and provide recommendations tailored to your unique situation. Feel free to reach out to us for further details.
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