If you’re living with one or more missing teeth, it can make eating difficult and damage your oral health as well. Missing teeth can also hurt your self-confidence and leave you feeling reluctant to smile.
When a patient experiences tooth loss for any reason, it’s important to restore the tooth as soon as possible to protect your oral health. An attractive dental bridge is a treatment option that Dr. Syed uses to complete your smile and make eating fun again.
The Dental Bridge Process
It typically takes two appointments to get your dental bridge. This allows our dental lab time to create your custom restoration.
During your initial appointment, Dr. Syed will create digital images of your teeth to make sure your bridge fits properly. He’ll also reshape any teeth that will be receiving dental crowns and place temporary crowns over them to protect them until your permanent crowns are ready.
Once your permanent bridge is ready to go, you’ll return to our office to have it placed. Dr. Syed will remove the temporary crowns, prep the teeth if necessary, and attach your new bridge.
If you have more than one missing teeth that are adjacent to each other, Dr. Syed may recommend an implant-supported bridge. This innovative treatment option provides outstanding stability. Unlike the traditional type of bridge that’s secured with dental crowns, an implant-supported bridge doesn’t put any pressure on surrounding teeth because it’s secured using dental implants that act as artifical tooth roots.
How much do dental bridges cost?
The cost of dental bridges ranges from $500 to $15,000.
Are dental bridges covered by insurance?
We work with all dental insurance companies to ensure our patients get the care they need. Talk to your provider to see how much of the cost they’ll cover.
Are dental bridges safe?
Dental bridges are a safe option for restoring your missing teeth. Dr. Syed is highly trained in restorative dentistry and will ensure your bridge is placed properly.
What’s the difference between a temporary and permanent dental bridge?
A temporary bridge is given to you after your first appointment. It’s attached to your existing teeth until your permanent one is ready. You’ll return to our office for another appointment to have Dr. Syed securely place your permanent bridge using the method of your choice.
How long does a dental bridge last?
The longevity of a dental bridge depends on how well you care for it. They can last anywhere from five to 15 years.
Call Delaware Star Dental to Restore Your Missing Teeth
Dr. Syed has completed over a thousand hours of continuing education courses and he continues to take classes every year to remain up-to-date with the latest advances in dentistry. If you’re looking for the best way to restore your missing teeth, Dr. Syed will listen to your concerns and help you find the treatment that’s right for you.