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Dental Bridges

Are missing teeth affecting your bite and smile?

Dental bridges can replace missing teeth and restore the functionality of your speech, bite, and appearance.

Dr. Victor R. Siegel and his Rockville, MD, dentistry team can bridge the gaps in your smile for a healthier, more youthful appearance.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a restorative dentistry option in which a false tooth (pontic) or teeth helps bridge the gap left by missing teeth. Placing a bridge creates a natural-looking smile. Bridges are a great alternative to dentures for those who are only missing one tooth or a few teeth.

Dental Bridges: Replace Your Missing Tooth

A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns on either side of a false tooth that replaces a missing tooth. This does involve altering your natural teeth, but the result is a natural-looking, long-lasting restoration. Dr. Victor Siegel recommends dental bridges for patients who have lost one or more teeth and who also have good bone and gum support.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge Missing teeth can cause speech impediments, improper bite, and other dental issues.
They can even age your appearance and affect your confidence. Bridges can:

  • Restore the way you chew and speak
  • Prevent your remaining teeth from becoming misaligned
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Properly distribute the force of your bite to prevent unnecessary wear on your remaining teeth

Two Main Types Of Dental Bridges

A traditional dental bridge

Traditional  Dental Bridge

A traditional bridge is the most common type of dental bridge. The pontic is supported by two dental crowns that cap the natural teeth (abutment teeth) next to the tooth gap. Traditional bridges require healthy, natural teeth on either side of the gap.

An implant-supported dental bridge

Implant-Supported Dental Bridge

This is considered the strongest and most stable type of dental bridge. Rather than rely on dental crowns and abutment teeth, the bridge is fastened to dental implants. Typically, there is one implant surgically installed per missing tooth.

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Best dental experience ever! Dr. Siegel and his staff do everything to make their patients comfortable.  I’ve been going to this practice for over 20 years and would highly recommend them!!

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Dr. Siegel and his staff are superb. After 27 years of going to the same dentist I had to research and find a new one. I wish he was my dentist so many years ago. Top notch staff, state-of-the art equipment and the latest advances in dentistry are used.

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Care of Dental Bridges

It is important to keep your surrounding teeth healthy to give your bridge a solid foundation. Make sure to schedule routine dental checkups every six months to maintain your overall oral health. Experienced dentist Dr. Victor R. Siegel can give you tips on proper brushing and flossing techniques. With proper dental care, your fixed bridge can last for over 10 years.

If you choose an implant-supported bridge, the implant posts can last the rest of your lifetime. The bridge, however, will still need to be periodically replaced.

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Cost of Dental Bridges There are many variables that affect how much your dental bridge will cost,
so it is best to speak with your dentist to see which bridge is right for you.

Factors to consider:

  • The size of the tooth gap
  • Materials used
  • The difficulty of the placement

Cost Based on Type of Bridge

The cost of a bridge greatly depends on which type of bridge your dentist recommends for you. Traditional bridges with dental crowns are generally covered by insurance and typically cost between $1,500-$5,000.

The more expensive option is the implant-supported bridge. As this method requires surgery to place the implants and is not covered by insurance, the cost of an implant-supported bridge starts around $4,500 or more depending on the type of bridge used and the number of implants required. However, dental implants are incredibly long-lasting and offer oral health benefits that traditional bridges do not, like guarding against the bone loss that develops after teeth fall out or are extracted. Your insurance might cover the bridge itself, and we will work carefully to maximize your benefits.

Our Rockville, MD, office thinks everyone is deserving of a beautiful smile, which is why we will work with your unique budget. We accept CareCredit®, offer interest-free payments, and have more dental financing options to help you get the smile you've always wanted at a cost you can afford.

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Victor R. Siegel, DDS

Dr. Victor R. Siegel and Dr. Aviva Kramer provide compassionate dental care in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our state-of-the-art practice is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American College of Dentists
  • International College of Dentists

Comfort is one of our top priorities, so we offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel relaxed during their treatments. To schedule an appointment at our Rockville, MD, officecontact us online or call (301) 963-4330 today.

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