Dental Bridges in Clifton

Dental Bridges in Clifton, NJ

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A dental bridge is one option for replacing a missing tooth, or sometimes a few teeth in a row. When one or more teeth are severely decayed or damaged, they may need to be extracted and replaced with a dental prosthetic. Teeth may also fall out due to gum disease. 

If you’re considering getting a dental bridge, you may be wondering how much it will cost in your area. Here’s what you can expect to pay for a dental bridge in Clifton, New Jersey. 

What is a Dental Bridge? 

A dental bridge is a row of artificial teeth that are connected in line. Each end of a traditional dental bridge is a crown that fits over the existing teeth on either side of the gap. The pontic is an artificial tooth suspended between the crowns that replaces the missing tooth. 

Factors that Affect the Cost of a Dental Bridge 

The actual cost of a dental bridge for an individual depends on the following factors: 

  • Type of dental bridge. There are a few different types of dental bridges. A traditional bridge that is supported on both ends with crowns placed over the healthy teeth may cost more than a Maryland (attaches with metal clasps) or Cantilever (only uses one support tooth) bridge. A dental implant supported bridge comes at the highest cost among dental bridge types. 
  • Materials. A traditional bridge is made out of porcelain to resemble natural tooth enamel. Bridges can also be made of porcelain fused to metal. The quality of the materials will affect the cost, but the higher the quality the longer the bridge will last. 
  • Geographic location. Where your dentist’s office is located will affect the cost of a dental bridge as the cost of living in the area will be a factor. 
  • Number of teeth being replaced. The more pontics needed to replace teeth the more material will be needed, which will increase the total cost of your bridge. 
  • Your insurance. If you have dental insurance that includes coverage for bridges, you may pay less out of pocket after insurance. It also helps if your dentist is in-network with your insurance provider. 

Is a Dental Bridge the Most Affordable Tooth Replacement Option?

There is an alternative to a dental bridge for tooth replacement. Dental implants are considered to be a higher quality option, but they come at a higher cost. They are also surgically placed in the jaw, which means that a certain amount of bone structure is required. If your tooth or teeth have been missing for a while, and if cost is a concern for you, a dental bridge may be the best option. 

Paramount Dental Arts Provides Affordable Tooth Replacement 

If you have one or more teeth that need to be replaced, Paramount Dental Arts would be happy to meet with you to discuss your options. After a brief evaluation we can make a recommendation for the best way to replace your teeth. If cost is a concern for you, there are ways to make tooth replacement more affordable, whatever option you choose. 

To learn more, call 973-777-1772 or contact us today to schedule an appointment. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

How long does a dental bridge last?

On average, a dental bridge may last anywhere from 10-15 years. The biggest factor is the lifespan of a dental bridge is how well you take care of it and your teeth. Brushing twice a day, flossing around your bridge, and cleaning under your bridge will help keep the support teeth healthy and your bridge in good shape. Going to the dentist every 6 months for cleanings is also important. 

How long does it take to get a dental bridge? 

You may need one or more appointments to get a dental bridge. Once the bridge is diagnosed we plan our treatment depending on the size and area where it is needed.  The bridge is then designed in our office and will either be milled onsite or sent to a lab for fabrication.