A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It does more than just improve the cosmetic appeal of the smile, a dental bridge helps to improve the overall health of the mouth. The bridge will prevent neighboring teeth from drifting into the open space left by a missing tooth and also prevent bone loss.
Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is a unique dental office with a state-of-the-art, on-site dental laboratory. This enables us to fabricate restorations such as dental bridges, crowns and veneers using high quality materials for a perfect match and fit to your exact requirements.
About Dental Bridges
Bridgework is generally supported by dental crowns, covering the natural teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. In some cases, a dental bridge can be supported by a dental implant. There are advantages to each type of dental bridge, our cosmetic dentists will help you choose which is best for you.
If you need to have a tooth removed, our dentists can perform the extraction in our Annapolis dental office.
Dental Bridge FAQs
How much does a dental bridge cost?
The cost of a dental bridge depends on several factors including: number/location of missing teeth, type of dental bridge, health and condition of bone, gums and neighboring teeth. Our dental office works with nearly all dental insurance providers and will handle all necessary billing and paperwork. Additionally, we offer financing through CareCredit for patients who are concerned about cost.
Can you repair broken bridgework?
Yes; Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is one of the few dentists in Annapolis with an on-site dental lab. We offer repair services for bridges, dentures and other dental restorations. In many cases, these restorations can be repaired in a few hours. If the dental bridge cannot be repaired, we can replace it with a new dental bridge.
How do I take care of my dental bridge?
Your dentist will show you a special technique to floss under and around the dental bridge. They should be brushed and flossed every day and you should maintain regular visits to the dentist for check-up exams.