Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a method of replacing lost teeth. It involves placing a full coverage crown or cap onto the teeth on either side of the space created by the lost tooth. These teeth support the bridge and are known as abutment teeth.

A false tooth (called a pontic) is fused in between these crowns to replace the lost tooth. It essentially involves using the strength of the teeth on either side of the space to anchor a replacement tooth.

Because bridges consist of 3 or more crowns being fused together, the materials used are the same as what is used for the individual crowns. At Ashford, we use either:

  • Porcelain fused to semi-precious or precious metal
  • Full Porcelain
  • Zirconia

Please see our section on Dental Crowns to read more about these 3 materials.

Because bridges involve trimming or interfering with potentially healthy teeth adjacent to the gap we are replacing, contemporary times have seen a shift away from dental bridges and more towards dental implants. 

However, there are still certain situations where you should consider a bridge:

  • To replace a previous bridge that is faulty or broken 
  • Where dental implants are contraindicated 
  • Where a fast but permanent tooth replacement is needed
  • Where the gaps for the intended replacement are too narrow or small for dental implant placement

Procedure

Cost Information

The cost of a Dental Bridge depends upon how many teeth we are replacing and what type of crown material is used. Ashford also has flexible interest free, in house installment plans available. Our patients enjoy specifically tailored financial plans to suit you and make you comfortable. Please get in touch with us for further pricing details.

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