About Dental Bridges
A bridge fills in the open space between the teeth with a porcelain tooth that is connected to a crown, which is created to form over the attaching tooth. The false tooth connects to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists offer three main options for bridges at Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ including, a cantilever bridge that covers the attached crown; a Maryland bridge, referred to as a resin-bonded bridge that attaches the fake tooth with wings; or a crown that incorporates framework bonded to the nearby natural teeth.
What to Expect
In preparation for the bridge, our dentists will drill down the support tooth to allow enough space for the crown. After the teeth are made ready for the crown, X-ray imaging will be taken so that a thorough visual can be achieved and these, as well as the physical impressions will then be distributed to the dental lab where the final bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will cover the patient's teeth with temporary dental crowns for protection until the permanent bridge is ready. Once the bridge is created, our dentists will affix the bridge and adjust the fit for a normal appearance and comfort.
Dental bridges can stay durable for up to 15 years as long as diligent dental examinations at Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics in Mesa, AZ take place each year. It is also important that in addition to yearly check-ups, patients adhere incorporate a consistent at-home dental health regime. Per the dentist's instructions, flossing, brushing, and fluoride, which will allow the bridge to last for many years to come.
Coverage through insurance generally handles a nice portion of the total expense for professional dental bridges. The exact coverage will depend on the benefits policy, but our billing office at Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics will coordinate with your provider to gain insight as to what the patient may owe. Our dental practice accepts many insurance plans. Individuals who do not have insurance coverage may take part in one of our payment plans.
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Smile Without Gaps
Big gaps between teeth, as well as teeth that need to be extracted can stop you from reaching your best smile. Discuss with our dentists at Ashbrook Dental Care and Orthodontics about dental bridges so that those holes can be sealed with new teeth. Dental bridges not only enhance a gorgeous smile, they can restore your oral hygiene for a healthy and beautiful mouth.