A missing tooth can set of a chain reaction in your mouth. The bone that once supported your tooth will begin to deteriorate, causing neighboring teeth to shift and move. Newly exposed gums and teeth will be more susceptible to plaque, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Brent Moses can help you avoid these problems by replacing missing teeth quickly. One solution for missing teeth is a dental bridge.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration that is used to replace one or several missing teeth. The bridgework is a series of prosthetic teeth linked together and supported by an anchor on either side of the gap. A bridge can be supported in three ways: by natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. When the natural teeth are used to support the bridgework, a dental crown is typically placed to provide additional support and stability.
What to Expect
Dr. Moses will design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs and goals. Our process begins with a comprehensive evaluation to examine the health of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. You may have an existing dental bridge or have teeth that need to be extracted.
The dental bridge will be fabricated in a dental laboratory to Dr. Moses’ specifications. You may have a temporary bridge to wear in the intermediate time period. In approximately 2 to 3 weeks from your initial visit, you will return to our Virginia Beach dentist office for the delivery of the final restoration.
How much does a dental bridge cost?
The cost of a dental bridge will depend on the number and location of the missing teeth as well as the type of bridge and materials chosen. Bayside Implant & General Dentistry works with nearly all dental insurance providers and will handle all necessary billing and paperwork. Additionally, we offer third party financing through Care Credit for patients who are concerned about cost.
Schedule a Consultation
Bayside Implant and General Dentistry offers consultations to discuss your dental concerns and evaluate your oral health. We offer dental bridges in our Chesapeake, VA and Virginia Beach, VA area dentist office. Call us today to schedule an appointment! We look forward to meeting your needs and goals for your smile and helping you enjoy the lifelong benefits of good oral health.