A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that can only be removed by dentists. Unlike dentures, they are cemented onto existing teeth and may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth and that their gaps have caused the remaining teeth to rotate or misalign.
Commonly, a dental bridge cost Thornhill Ontario ranges from about $700 – $1,500. However, this would depend on a number of factors such as the material used, the technique and artistry used by the lab technician, including the potential need for added procedures such as fillings, caps and root canals.
When your Thornhill Ontario dentist recommends a dental bridge, what they’ll do is that they’ll cement the bridge to the natural teeth around the empty spaces. The teeth, where the bridge is cemented onto are called abutments, and these work like anchors and support the bridge. A pontic or the replacement tooth is then attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As for your choice of material, either a ceramic or a porcelain bridge can be used to match your teeth’s color.
A dental bridge usually lasts some 10-20 years depending on the material used and the way you care for it. To avoid damage to your dental bridge, you have to avoid biting into hard food, chewing on ice and other food substances that may be hard to chew as this increases the risk of a chip or breaking of your dental bridge.
Despite the pricey cost of these prosthetics, they are guaranteed to make your smile look better, as they not only restore the number of teeth, but they also restore the shape of the face.
Ask your dentist. A lot of dental clinics now accept payments through your insurance, which can help in reducing the cost a great deal.