Have you suffered the loss of one or more teeth? Dr. Feit offers a number of different treatments that can help you to regain a complete, functional smile. One such treatment is a dental bridge. This page explains what dental bridges in Boca Raton are, what benefits they offer, and what you can expect when you are paying for a dental bridge. When you are interested in learning more about this type of restorative dentistry, use our online form to request an appointment, or contact us to ask any questions you may have.
There are a few different types of dental bridges. The most common type of bridge, a traditional bridge, includes two dental crowns, which get placed on the teeth on either side of a gap (the abutment teeth). The dental crowns support 1 – 3 artificial teeth (called pontics) between them. Other types of bridges include:
Bridges can be constructed out of various materials. Metal bridges are quite strong, but many patients dislike them because they clash with the color of the teeth around them. Porcelain bridges are extremely popular because they are both durable and natural-looking. Porcelain is also highly resistant to stains.
Traditional dental bridges offer numerous benefits:
Implant-retained bridges offer even more advantages. For example, they do not require that the abutment teeth be modified because they are completely self-supporting. They also typically last longer than traditional bridges.
You may be a candidate for a dental bridge if you have just a few missing teeth, and all of those missing teeth are adjacent to one another. In order to qualify for a traditional bridge, your abutment teeth must be healthy enough to support crowns and a pontic. On the other hand, even if your abutment teeth are healthy, Dr. Feit might recommend that you receive an implant-supported bridge if your jawbone is strong enough to accommodate the implants.
The cost of your bridge will depend on the type of bridge, the material used to create it, and how many teeth need to be replaced. After your consultation with Dr. Feit, your dentist in Boca Raton, our team will give you a candid estimate for the cost of your restoration. We will also help you file insurance claims and apply for financing if necessary.