A missing tooth can be embarrassing and makes eating more difficult, but unfortunately, it can also lead to more tooth damage and loss.
You can prevent additional problems with a dental bridge from David C. Henderson, D.M.D. General Dentistry PA, in Carthage, MS.
Our durable, natural-looking bridges not only restore your smile, but prevent teeth from sliding out of position and suffering more damage.
Ready to Replace Missing Teeth? Call for a Consultation
Our dentists at Henderson Dental in Carthage, MS, offer a number of solutions for missing teeth. You are bound to find a treatment that will let you rediscover your smile and enjoy the simple pleasures of a functional bite when you eat.
To take the first step, we recommend requesting a consultation at our Carthage practice so that Dr. David C. Henderson or Dr. Laura Katherine Henderson Jones can examine your mouth and make recommendations base on your goals and your budget. If dental bridges are not the right option, our dentists can recommend dental procedures that are better suited to your needs, such as partial dentures or dentures.
With all the options available to you, we'll make sure to cover which ones are appropriate in your case and give you the information you need to make a confident decision.
Hear From One of Our Patients 5-Star Review
"All of the staff were so pleasant and Dr Henderson and Dr Jones are by far the best dentists I have ever visited. I will use them from now on and I suggest you do as well!" Jay Weaver
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Much like its name, a dental bridge is a bridge of teeth that spans the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. Dental crowns at either end of the bridge support false teeth, called pontics, which stand in for the missing natural teeth. While in the past dental bridges required nearby teeth to support the pontics, modern dentistry gives today's dental patients new options:
Traditional Dental Bridges
Traditional bridges are supported by natural teeth, which are reshaped so that dental crowns at either end of the bridge can fit over them. Because this puts added strain on the supporting teeth, traditional bridges are only recommended if these teeth are structurally sound. In addition, there is also a limit to how many teeth a traditional bridge can replace. Generally, only four teeth can be replaced using this method.
Bridges can also be supported by dental implants instead of dental crowns. An implant is a small post that is inserted into the jaw. The implants fuse with the bone and function as a tooth root. The implants attach to the bridge at both ends. Implant-supported bridges are ideal when you require several pontics since our dentists can extend the length of the bridge by adding more implants.
What Do Dental Bridges Cost?
The cost of a dental bridge will vary for a number of reasons.
How many pontics do you nee? Are you missing a single tooth? Or do you need a longer bridge to restore your oral function?
Will you need additional oral treatments to prepare for the bridge? This could include extractions or treating gum disease.
Are you getting a traditional or implant-supported bridge? A bridge supported by dental implants costs more, but it offers additional health benefits.
In order to get a solid quote on what a dental bridge will cost you, please request a consultation. Our team can help you select the appropriate bridge, go over costs, and determine how much your dental insurance will cover.
To make dental bridges more affordable, our practice can work with you to arrange financing that better fits into your monthly budget.
Interested in Dental Implants?
Unlike traditional bridges, our implant-supported bridges feature artificial tooth roots that stimulate bone growth in the jaw. Without this stimulation, the jawbone can deteriorate. While treatment takes longer since you will need to wait for the implant to fuse with the bone, many patients appreciate the benefits dental implants offer.