Replacing One Or More Missing Teeth

Dental bridges are an ideal solution for quickly fixing one or more missing teeth. When a tooth is lost or extracted, adjacent teeth may shift into the empty space and cause alignment issues and difficulty eating. A bridge is made up of a row of crowns that attach to the two adjacent teeth and fill the space in between. This simultaneously helps prevent the teeth from shifting and provides a restored bite. A bridge can also be fixed securely to the jaw bone with dental implants.

What Is The Difference Between A Dental Bridge And A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are made to cover a chipped or damaged tooth, and can even be used to cover an implant. However, dental bridges are made to fill the gap between two teeth and essentially act as a false tooth. The middle, suspended tooth that fills the gap, is called a Pontic. A Pontic doesn’t require a root canal, nor does a dental crown.

dental bridge cost in Houston

What Is The Cost Of Dental Bridges In Houston?

The price of dental bridges in Houston depends upon a number of factors like the complexity and the number of teeth that are to be replaced.

Usually, dental bridges cost between $2500 and $8000. The lower limit is for the 3-unit dental bridge while the upper limit is for the 6-unit dental bridge. Whichever dental bridge type you choose, the price
will lie between these.

How much does a dental bridge cost for three missing teeth?

If you are missing three teeth in your mouth, you can think about going ahead with dental bridges. This will be a cost-effective treatment option available for you to use instead of the dental implants. That’s because implanting a single tooth would cost you around $3,000. However, you will be able to keep the costs low when you are using a dental bridge. It would usually cost around $3,000 t for three missing teeth.

How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost for Four Missing Teeth?

If you are planning to get a dental bridge for four missing teeth in your mouth, you will have to spend around $4,000.

Are There Payment Plans For Dental Bridge Treatment?

Yes, we offer a number of payment plans depending upon the unit type and the complexity of the procedure. We accept CareCredit, Wells Fargo, GreenSkyand others, so you don’t need to worry about anything.

Does My Insurance Cover My Dental Bridge Treatment?

Like dental crowns, dental bridges can also cost a lot. However, dental insurance can cover the cost of getting a dental bridge.

Like dental crowns, dental insurance can cover from 60% up to 100% of the costs, but you need to check with your dental insurance provider to confirm.

You can also reach out to us to discuss your options for payment.

An Overview To A Dental Bridge Procedure

How Long Does A Dental Bridge Last?

Dental bridges are made up of almost the same material as the dental crowns, and that’s why fixed dental bridges also last for an average of 15 years. However, if you take good care of your fixed dental bridge, like brushing regularly and avoiding acidic beverages, then it can last up to 30 years.

Are Dental Bridges Better Than Implants?

No, fixed dental bridges are not better than dental implants. Fixed dental bridges are used to fill the gap between teeth, but to do that, adjacent teeth have to be damaged. The fixed dental bridge is placed on these adjacent teeth and can impact the dental structure as a whole.

On the other hand, dental implants replace the missing tooth without any damage to the adjacent teeth. Because dental implants replace the old tooth, they also preserve the bone structure of your jaw. Overall, dentists prefer dental implants over dental bridges.

Quality Care From A Highly Detailed Dentist

Dr. Ricardo Tomei has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years and has extensive experience restoring function and aesthetics back to teeth with the help of bridges in Houston, Tx. You can look forward to quality and convenient care from a dentist who takes a detailed approach to planning and performing your bridge restoration treatment. Your new smile can look natural and be fully functional in no time! Call us at 832-462-6484 to schedule your consultation. 

What are dental bridges made of?

Numerous materials are usually being used for the manufacturing of dental bridges. Out of them, porcelain holds a prominent place. In here, porcelain would be bonded to the metal alloys. The metal alloy can contain silver, gold, chromium, nickel, molybdenum and titanium. It is up to you to discuss with the dentist and get the best option out of them. 

Likewise, metal alloys that contain aluminum, titanium, chromium and vanadium can also be used to get the dental bridges.

Can a Dental Bridge be Repaired?

When there is a failure in a dental bridge, you will need to get that repaired. This is something that your dentist will be able to help with. You can meet the dentist and get the teeth examined. Then the dentist will carefully remove the bridge. If the existing bridges can be repaired, your dentist will do it. But if that cannot be done, the dentist will replace the bridge and place new bridges on your teeth.

Can a Loose Dental Bridge be Recemented?

When the dental bridge is loose, it can be recemented. However, your dentist will remove the dental bridge before it can be recemented. The dentist will easily remove the dental bridge and repair it. Then it can be recemented into the place.

How Do You Floss A Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are quite different from the natural teeth that you can get. That’s because you will not be able to find any spaces in between the units. Hence, you will not be able to use the traditional string flossing method to go ahead with flossing the dental bridges. Since there is a possibility for the dental bridges to trap food underneath them, you will need to focus on flossing. 

There are alternative methods for the traditional string-based flossing, which you will be able to use and proceed with flossing. Using a floss threader holds a prominent place out of them. This is a traditional strong based floss, which is linked with a rigid tip such as a needle. This is a strong needle which is in a position to pass the string in between the tooth and the bridge. Along with that, you will be able to get the flossing job done. If you are looking for a different method to floss the dental bridge, you can take a look at the interdental brush. It is a rigid and a strong option available for you to floss a dental bridge.

How To Properly Clean Under My Dental Bridge?

Yes, you will be able to clean under your dental bridge. However, there is a specific procedure available for you to follow and get the cleaning job done. Even if the dental bridges come along with a longer lifespan, it will be a good idea to get them cleaned from time to time. 

The process of cleaning under a dental bridge is quite complicated. You will not usually be able to do it on your own. That’s where you should think about getting the assistance of a dentist. You can meet the dentist and explain that you need to get the area of your mouth under the dental bridge cleaned. Then the dentist will use an appropriate cleaning technique to clean it. However, you don’t have to do this often, since you are brushing and flossing the teeth on a daily basis.

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