Fixed dental bridges (also called fixed partial dentures) are used to replace missing teeth and gum tissue. They are attached to the neighboring teeth and cemented into place.
If you’re missing a tooth or teeth and if you have sufficient bone, dental implants are most often the best choice. However, a fixed bridge might be the best option if you:
Porcelain can be bonded to a precious or a nonprecious metal. Although precious metals such as gold are generally more expensive, some nonprecious metals can tarnish, leaving a slightly dark line near the gum tissue if the porcelain does not fully encase the metal. Zirconia or other very hard tooth colored ceramic may be used instead to provide more translucency and naturalness. These new all-ceramic bridges offer more strength and improved aesthetics.
Your Dental Health dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost
Dental bridges can range in price from $700 to $2,500 per tooth. Some of the factors that effect price are:
A bridge can last more than 10 years, especially if you practice good oral hygiene.
Colorado Dental Health are located up and down the front range of Colorado, so there is always a dentist close by to serve you. In Denver, we have three convenient locations: Downtown, Midtown and the Denver Tech Center. Our Westminster office serves the northern metropolitan area, and if you are in Boulder or Longmont, there is a hometown Colorado Dental Health office at your service. Schedule a visit today.