A Comfortable Solution for Tooth Loss

Are you in need of a tooth replacement treatment that enhances your appearance, allows you to eat without difficulty, speak with ease, and improves your health? A dental bridge may be the right option for you if you’re looking for an affordable treatment that fills a gap of missing teeth within your smile.

When receiving a dental bridge from our team at Berchelmann Family Dental, you’ll be leaving our office with more confidence than ever before. All you need to do is get started towards a beautiful new smile is by a consultation with Dr. Berchelmann or Dr. Tynan.

A scientific diagram of the dental bridge process. Four molar teeth are above the gums, showing the bridge device that will hold your restoration in place.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that restores your smile by filling a gap caused by one or more missing teeth. Our doctors will often recommend a bridge if you want to:

  • Have a complete smile again
  • Prevent your natural teeth from shifting
  • Speak without hesitation
  • Make chewing more natural and comfortable
  • Overall feel more confident in your smile

Dental Bridge & Dental Implants

When looking for a more secure and stable tooth replacement, sometimes a dental bridge can be placed using dental implants. When choosing dental implants, you’ll experience greater stability with your bridge, allowing you to eat as if you still have your natural teeth.

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime, so with proper oral care, you won’t have to get a replacement every few years. When we use implant to secure your dental bridge, it’ll look and feel more natural than any other tooth-replacement solution.

Placing a Dental Bridge

After you’ve had your dental bridge consultation with Dr. Berchelmann or Dr. Tynan, we’ll get you started on your journey towards a healthy complete smile. First, we’ll remove a portion of enamel to open up space for your new crown that will be placed.

To create your bridge, we’ll take impressions of your teeth with our digital scanner which is faster and more comfortable than traditional goopy impressions. We’ll place a temporary bridge where your teeth are missing so you don’t have to go another day without a fully-functioning smile.

After your bridge is made at a dental lab, you’ll return to our office a few weeks after to have it placed by one of our doctors. Once we ensure the bridge fits comfortably and securely, you’ll be able to leave with a beautiful new smile.

dentist taking digital scans of patient's teeth
dental bridge with implants
older woman laughing and playing with grandaughter

FAQs About Dental Bridges

How much do dental bridges cost?

The cost of a dental bridges varies for each patient depending on their dental health and which type of bridge they choose. An estimate of your treatment can be discussed further at your consultation.

Are dental bridges covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance providers will cover a portion of your dental bridge treatment, but not all.

If you’re worried about the cost of your restorative treatment, we offer a variety of financing options to help you receive the care you need.

Are dental bridges safe?

A dental bridge is a great option to replace missing teeth, however it may cause tooth decay under the crown if proper oral care isn’t considered. Bone loss may also occur due to no longer having simulation from a tooth root.

Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can regenerate lost bone and offer improved dental health benefits.

What’s the difference between a temporary and permanent dental bridge?

A temporary bridge is placed while your permanent bridge is being made in a dental lab.

The temporary is made of different material and is intended to last only a few weeks whereas a permanent bridge is made of porcelain material, designed to last for years to come.

How long does a dental bridge last?

Dental bridges can last anywhere from five to 15 years with good oral hygiene and regular checkups.

Get Started at Berchelmann Family Dental Today

If you’re ready for a solution for your missing teeth that provides comfort and attraction to your smile, then a dental bridge is right for you. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Berchelmann or Dr. Tynan to get started and to find out if this tooth replacement solution is right for you.