Dental bridges placed at our Boston, MA, practice are a time-tested, low-risk, and effective treatment for missing teeth. Dental bridges are custom designed to integrate seamlessly into your smile. They literally "bridge the gap" left by missing teeth. Traditional bridges consist of one to three artificial teeth called pontics, held in place by dental crowns on adjacent teeth. Bridges can also restore dental implants. If you have suffered tooth loss and would like to learn more about the beautiful restorative options that we provide to our patients, please contact our office to make an appointment with one of our doctors. As a leading provider of prosthodontics, you can count on us to provide a restoration that improves your quality of life and helps you look your best.
Candidates for Dental Bridges
Patients who are missing one or more consecutive teeth can be considered candidates for dental bridges. For traditional bridges, the surrounding teeth will need to be free from disease and decay because the prosthetic will depend on their structure for support. For implant-supported bridges, candidates will need to have an adequate amount of dense bone tissue to accommodate the implant posts. When you come in for your initial consultation at our office, one of our doctors will perform a thorough evaluation of your smile to determine which treatment will be most appropriate for you.
Factors that Affect the Cost of Dental Bridges
Every patient's needs are unique, so the only way to provide an accurate estimate of the price of treatment is to schedule a consultation. In general, some factors that can affect the total cost of your dental bridge procedure can include:
- Materials - Dental bridges can be made from many different materials. Highly lifelike restorations made from porcelain or zirconia will typically cost more than bridges made from other materials, but their aesthetic benefits make them well worth the investment for many patients.
- Preparatory Treatments - Some patients will require preparatory work, such as periodontal treatment, before they can receive a dental bridge. Dental implant-supported bridges will increase the overall cost of treatment, but because this option provides many long-term benefits, most patients find that they justify the added expense.
- Complexity - Extensive treatment plans will have a higher cost than simpler procedures. For example, if a patient is missing many teeth and requires more than one bridge, treatment will cost more than a plan addressing a single missing tooth.
The Boston Prosthodontics Advantage
Our team of doctors at Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group is made up of leaders in dental education and research. We have many years of experience in placing dental restorations, and our in-house laboratory is renowned for the highly lifelike restorations we provide. Our patients can always expect the highest standard of care, because your comfort, safety, and satisfaction are our highest priorities.
Make a Dental Bridge Appointment
If you have missing teeth and you would like to restore form and function to your smile, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.