Dental bridges can be used to replace a single missing tooth or a few teeth that are adjacent to each other. At Glassman Dental Care, we specialize in creating bridges that look completely natural, so no one will ever guess that your teeth are not your own. Below, we answer some of the most common questions patients have about bridges, including “How much do dental bridges cost?” and “What is the best type of dental bridge?”
What do dental bridges cost on the Upper West Side?
The Upper West Side of New York City is home to some of the country’s leading dentists, including our team at Glassman Dental Care. This means that you can expect to pay more for a dental bridge here than you might pay in another area of the country, but you’ll also be receiving a level of expertise you just can’t find anywhere else. The cost of a dental bridge on the Upper West Side ranges from $4500 to $5500.
There are a number of variables at play when it comes to the price of a dental bridge, which is why this range is quite large. First, we need to factor in how many teeth are being replaced. Next, we have to decide upon which type of bridge best suits your needs: a traditional dental bridge, cantilever, Maryland, or an implant-supported restoration. Bridges that attach to dental implants are the most expensive option, but also the best for your overall oral health.
Finally, you may need additional dental treatments prior to getting a dental bridge. These may include tooth extractions, gum disease treatment, or bone grafting. This, too, can have a significant impact on your total costs.
Are bridges covered by dental insurance?
Yes, bridges are covered by dental insurance; your insurer may cover up to 50 percent of the cost involved, but this depends upon your insurance provider and the type of bridge you choose. For example, with implant-supported bridges, some insurance companies won’t cover the costs of the dental implants, but will cover the cost of the bridge attached to them.
What is the best type of dental bridge?
We recommend implant-supported bridges because they’re the only bridge option that doesn’t rely upon adjacent teeth for support. Because other bridges are held in place by surrounding teeth, it can leave these supporting teeth vulnerable to decay and fracture. Implant-supported bridges are self-supporting, so they don’t place any stress on healthy teeth. In addition, implant-supported bridges can prevent and even reverse bone loss in the jaw, resulting in a stronger bite and more youthful appearance.
How long does a dental bridge last?
The average dental bridge lasts from five to 15 years, although a high-quality bridge can last even longer, assuming you visit the dentist regularly for dental exams and cleanings and practice good oral hygiene at home.