Are your missing teeth affecting your self-esteem? Do you want to find a way to restore the function of your mouth and bring back some of that missing confidence? Then see us here at Oregon Periodontics, P.C. to learn more about dental bridges. We use only biocompatible materials in the construction of all of our bridges to minimize any potential risks or side-effects. If you want to find out more about dental bridges, we can help. Plus, we can also help figure out what the overall cost of dental bridges would be for you.
Which Type of Bridgework Is Best for Me?
You can have a choice of gold, ceramic, porcelain, and zirconia, the latter being the most expensive option. However, zirconia offers the best cost to value ratio because the material lasts longer, is more durable, and considered by many, to be stain resistant.
Our job is to make sure anybody who comes to us for help will get all the necessary information to arrive at an educated decision. Your financial situation and insurance will play a factor in what type of bridge you decide to go with.
The entire preparation, fabrication, and fitting process will typically require two visits with us. On the first visit, we will make an impression of your teeth for accurate fitting. If required, grinding down the anchor teeth may also be done during this first appointment. On the second visit, the permanent bridge will be installed. This is also the time when we ensure that the bridge sits comfortably and securely in your mouth. If any adjustments need to be made, we will do them at this time.
What Affects the Cost of Bridges?
The cost of a dental bridge will vary. It depends on the material used to create the bridge, and how large of a bridge you need. There are many types of bridges, and they come in a wide variety of sizes. You can get a bridge to cover a single missing tooth, or you can get a bridge that will cover several missing teeth in a row. What you pay for these bridges can be just a few hundred dollars, up to several thousands of dollars.
There are also other elements that can factor into the final price that you pay for a bridge. The condition of your teeth before getting the bridge is a factor. This is because you have to have at least one, ideally two, teeth as anchors for the bridge. The only way to know for sure what the final cost will be is to come in and have a consultation with us. We will perform an examination, and decide what is going to best suit your needs.
For more information on bridges, or any other dental problem you may suffer from, call us here at Oregon Periodontics, P.C. today, at (503) 575-7750. We are always ready to help answer questions, address concerns, or hear suggestions you may have. Call us to schedule your consultation and exam, and let us help figure out what can be done to restore your smile.