What Are Dental Bridges?
Bridges are tooth-like pieces of porcelain that are fused to metal or ceramics. They are placed between two healthy teeth and immediately fill in the gap between them. This tooth-like cover, typically a crown, helps patients restore function to their mouth, including chewing and talking.
When patients are looking to fill in gaps between their teeth, they are often torn between bridges and implants. While dental implants are a viable option, many patients choose bridges because they are more affordable. They also require less recovery time than an implant, which is a much more invasive procedure.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
- A non-invasive procedure, meaning they immediately begin performing their function with little recovery time.
- Restore speech and pronunciation which may have been impacted by missing teeth.
- Prevent your other teeth and gums from shifting.
- Generally more affordable than dental implants, which can cost thousands of dollars.
Does My Insurance Cover Bridges?
This ultimately depends on your individual insurance plan. However, most dental insurances cover up to 50% of the cost of getting a bridge, which drastically reduces the out-of-pocket cost. This is because activities like chewing and talking are impacted by missing teeth, meaning that the procedure isn’t entirely cosmetic. Our office does everything it can to help Grafton patients find affordable dental bridges.
Get Started With Dental Bridges
If you have gaps in your smile, you can do something about it. See dental professionals like Dr. Kwiatkowski and Dr. Cairns see if bridges are right for you. Our team will walk you through the process, helping you weigh the pros and cons. Starting with an initial consultation, we will see if you are a good candidate for dental bridges. We will inspect your teeth to see if they can support a bridge, as well as any other considerations you need to be aware of. Afterward, we will take impressions of your teeth to help us create the best bridge possible that fits your mouth. During your next visit, we will install your bridge. It’s that easy!
Schedule an Appointment
Whether you are afraid to smile in photographs or if you need to restore function to your mouth, patients can greatly benefit from choosing dental bridges. Dr. Kwiatkowski has spent decades helping Grafton patients achieve a smile they can be proud of. He and the team take great care in making sure the process to get dental bridges is simple and straightforward. To see if dental bridges are right for you, contact our dental office in Grafton directly at 262-377-0852 or contact us online.