December 13, 2016
You’re all dressed up and ready to go out with your friends for the evening, so you give yourself one last look in the mirror. You flash yourself a smile, and you immediately regret it. All you can see is the gap, and it makes you just want to stay home– you feel that everyone only notices your missing teeth. You know you can get them replaced, but you ask yourself, “What would it cost?” It’s a fair question, and this kind of information is vital before receiving any kind of treatment. Today, we’re going to talk about the cost of one of the best ways to replace your missing teeth: fixed-bridges in Chaska. But first, Dr. Meschke and Dr. Swingdorf are going to tell you a little more about them.
The Benefits of a Fixed-Bridge
While missing teeth can often cause cosmetic problems and sap a person’s confidence, they can also bring a host of medical issues. The gap in your smile simply doesn’t stay open. Often, the remaining teeth will try to crowd into and fill the gap. One missing tooth, over a matter of a few months, can lead to a mouthful of crooked, crowded teeth. Crooked teeth are not only harder to clean and therefore more prone to cavities, but can also affect how your jaw fits together. This can cause problems with its alignment, which can injure and strain the joints, and this can lead to chronic pain, frequent headaches, and even unconscious teeth-grinding that can eventually break them.
The only way to prevent all of these problems is by filling in the gap. One of the quickest and most reliable ways to do that is with a fixed-bridge. Crowns affixed to the teeth around your gap are used to support prosthetic teeth that sit on your gums. Each bridge is custom made to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile, and your new teeth supply the support to keep your entire mouth in alignment, saving you from the multitude of issues we listed earlier. Plus, it’ll encourage you to smile again because you won’t worry about everyone only noticing what is missing. It’s always great when a treatment can help a person both medically and cosmetically at the same time, and fixed-bridges are a prime example of this.
But What Does It Cost?
In one part of your mind, you might be ready to get a fixed-bridge today, but you need to be practical. “How much does one cost from the dentist near me?”
A fixed-bridge can be used to replace one or a set of missing teeth, and typically costs about $700-$1,500 per tooth. This includes both the bridge itself along with the procedure to get it placed. This doesn’t include the cost of dental implants if you need them to support the bridge.
This may seem expensive, but it is vastly cheaper than paying to fix the problems missing teeth can bring over the long term. Plus, most dental insurance providers will cover a sizeable portion of the cost, and depending on your plan, this could be coupled with a discount to maximize your savings. We’ll make it very simple for you because we will always take your insurance. If you don’t have a plan, flexible and low-interest financing is always available.
Want To Know More?
The cost of your fixed-bridge will vary depending on your particular situation. However, no matter who you are, if you have missing teeth, you will get a great benefit from one.
If you have any questions about how fixed-bridges can help you or how much yours may cost, please give us a call today. We know we can help complete your smile.
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