If you are missing one or multiple teeth, a bridge can help you restore wholeness to your smile and increase your confidence. Connell Family Dentistry offers bridges to patients in New Orleans, Harvey, Gretna, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.
What Are Bridges?
A bridge is a method of replacing missing teeth in the mouth. A bridge is made by placing a crown on the teeth adjacent to missing teeth. The teeth surrounding the gap form a bridge, where replacement teeth will be placed. The replacement teeth, usually made out of porcelain, fill in the space between the crowns to restore wholeness to the smile. As a result, patients can enjoy an improved ability to eat and speak, as well as an enhanced smile.
How Much Do Bridges Cost?
The average cost of a bridge is (COST), but this cost can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to fulfill a patient’s cosmetic goals. In some cases, your dental insurance provider may cover a portion of the cost of your bridge treatment. Additionally, Connell Family Dentistry accepts financing through Lending Club and CareCredit® to help make this and other treatments more affordable.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Bridge?
Typically, a bridge is a good treatment option for patients who are not eligible for implants. If you are experiencing stress in your bite due to missing teeth, or have other difficulties eating or speaking, you may be a good candidate for a bridge. During your initial consultation with Dr. Connell, he can determine if a bridge is the best treatment option for you.
What is the Bridge Procedure Like?
The first step in the bridge treatment is preparing the teeth for crowns. In some cases, the teeth may need to be reduced to prepare them for the crown. After this is completed, crowns will be applied to the teeth adjacent to the gap. From here, the bridge can be attached, which will then support the replacement tooth or teeth as they are inserted. Bridges usually take two appointments for completion.
Connell Family Dentistry offers bridges and other dental services to residents of Gretna, New Orleans, Metairie, and the neighboring areas of Louisiana. To learn more about this treatment or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.