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Dental Bridges in San Diego

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Traditional bridges can run $2,000 to $5,000

For one pontic and two crowns

What are dental bridges?

When and why are dental bridges necessary?

How much do dental bridges cost?

  • Number of teeth replaced
  • Location of teeth replaced
  • Health of abutment teeth
  • Scope of treatment
  • Any additional procedures needed
  • Location of dental practice
  • Expertise and reputation of dentist
  • Your insurance coverage
  • Other factors particular to your case

4 types of dental bridges

  • Traditional dental bridge
    A traditional dental bridge is the most common type. It involves one or more replacement teeth affixed to dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the gap. This type of bridge requires strong and healthy abutment teeth.
  • Cantilever dental bridge
    A cantilever has all the same components of a traditional bridge, except that it uses only a single abutment tooth. This can be a more affordable option, as only one crown is needed, but because only the single crown will be supporting the whole bridge, it’s typically only recommended for replacing a single tooth. And a cantilever bridge should be avoided on the back teeth.
  • Maryland dental bridge
    A Maryland dental bridge differs from the traditional dental bridge in that it does not use crowns to support the pontic. Instead, it uses a metal or porcelain framework attached to the backs of the abutment teeth. This alleviates the need to remove enamel from the abutment teeth. It’s often used on the front teeth.
  • Implant supported dental bridge
    An implant supported bridge uses dental implants rather than crowns to support the prosthetic teeth. Dental implants feature titanium posts inserted into the jaw, and a crown attached by way of an abutment. The titanium posts fuse to the jawbone for a solid and stable structure that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. The pontics are fastened to the two implant crowns, which hold them securely in place. An implant supported dental bridge is a good solution for people who have several missing teeth or who have weak or damaged abutment teeth. The implants also provide the added benefit of supporting jawbone health. If a patient does not have sufficient jawbone to support the implants, a bone graft may be needed before the implants can be placed.
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