Let Us Fill in the Gaps in Your Smile with a Custom Bridge.
Fill in Your Missing Teeth
If you have one or more teeth missing, you may find yourself avoiding smiling for photos.
Even if the rest of your teeth look beautiful, gaps and missing teeth are one of the first things we’ll notice about a smile. Don’t just live with gaps in your smile, consider getting a dental bridge to fill in the gaps.
We’ll create custom dental bridges to fill any gaps in your teeth and fit securely in your mouth. To learn more about why a dental bridge would be right for you, give us a call today!
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a way for you to replace any missing teeth or gaps in your mouth.
Whether you have one tooth missing or several, a dental bridge is going to fill in the gaps, creating a full and radiant smile. If you don’t want to wear dentures yet and you have some teeth that are still in great shape, you may find that a dental bridge is the best option for you.
Also, if you’re trying to decide between dental implants versus bridges, you’ll find that bridges are easier and less painful. With implants, you’ll need to undergo surgery, where you won’t need to with a dental bridge.
If you choose to have a dental bridge put in, we’ll create a crown and bridge that’s shaped for your mouth. The crown and bridge will work together to give you a natural smile that you can feel secure about eating and drinking with.
How Long Does a Dental Bridge Last?
A dental bridge lasts around 5-15 years. If you don’t care for your bridge by cleaning it regularly, you’ll find it lasts closer to 5 years. If you brush twice per day and remove your bridgework nightly, you’ll find that it lasts closer to 15 years.
The longevity of your dental bridge depends heavily on how well you take care of it. If you’d like to, you can be fitted for a temporary bridge while you wait for your permanent bridge.
Types of Dental Bridges
When you choose to have a dental bridge procedure, there are a variety of options for the bridge you can wear.
You can get a conventional dental bridge, which keeps the bridge in place with crowns on the teeth on each side. This is one of the most common types of dental bridges as it keeps the bridge secured in place.
You can also choose a cantilever dental bridge, which relies on one adjacent tooth to support the bridgework. If you only have a natural tooth on one side of the gap you’re trying to fill in, this is the bridge you’ll likely use.
A Maryland bonded bridge will use a metal framework to support the teeth that are being replaced. Lastly, you can choose an implant-supported bridge, which is similar to the conventional dental bridge. The difference is that instead of being held on crowns that sit on adjacent natural teeth, this bridge is supported by a crown on an implant.
The implant-supported bridge will help prevent the bone loss that may otherwise occur.
How Much Do Dental Bridges Cost?
Compared to implants, dental bridges are an affordable option for replacing missing teeth. Since no surgery is required, a bridge costs around $300-1,000 per tooth.
You’ll want to factor in any additional dental work that may need to be performed before the bridge is put in. For example, if you need to have an implant put in to support your bridge, you’ll need to factor in the cost of the implant.
How It Works
Step 1: Set up a Consultation
Before we can fit you for your dental bridge, we’ll need to take a look at your teeth. During the consultation, we’ll talk about your bridge options and look at the teeth surrounding the gap. Depending on which type of bridgework you’d like, we’ll set up any additional procedures.
Step 2: Fitting You for the Bridge
Once we’ve taken care of any necessary additional procedures, we’ll fit you for your bridge. If your bridge includes crowns, we’ll fit you for those as well. While you wait for your bridge to be ready, we’ll offer you a temporary bridge.
Step 3: Enjoy Your Smile
Once your bridge is ready, we’ll have you come back in and try it on to make sure it fits comfortably.
Why Choose Newbury Dental Group?
At Newbury Dental Group, we believe in forming long-term relationships with our patients in the Newbury and Thousand Oaks area. We can offer checkups, emergency services, and other cosmetic dentistry services at any point in your life.
If you ever feel that your bridge isn’t fitting correctly or that you need to replace it, we’re happy to help.
We offer quality care from trusted dentists as well as unparalleled customer service. At Newbury Dental Group, you can expect to be treated with the utmost respect and care from the moment you walk into the lobby to the moment you leave our front doors.
With advanced equipment, our procedures are as quick and painless as possible. We understand that you have a busy life, so we want to cut down the recovery time and time you spend waiting.
Patients feel that we’re the best dental office in Newbury Park, so stop in and see why that is!
Are You Ready to Perfect Your Smile?
We should all be able to feel confident while we’re smiling. Whether in pictures or around peers, you shouldn’t have to feel like you need to hide your smile. If you have gaps where teeth are missing, that can get in the way of your overall self-esteem.
We’d love to take a look at any gaps you have in your smile and find a way to fill it comfortably and affordably for you. To set up your consultation for a dental bridge procedure, give us a call today!