Waiting for That Tooth Bridge Might Mean Bone Loss and Limited Options Down The Road
Going to the dentist isn’t something most people would consider “fun.” But if you read the testimonials on our site, you’ll find our dental practice is very different from the rest. The atmosphere and personality of Dr. Hauser and our staff is top notch. We’re not that “stuffy old dental practice” from the past. You can look forward to awesome music and professionalism that leaves you feeling great!
Now that you know how “cool” we are and how much you’ll finally enjoy going to an extremely skilled dentist with over 20 years of experience, let’s discuss the possibility that you might need a dental bridge. Rest assured, Dr. Hauser has seen thousands of patients, and he’s made some of the most beautiful dental bridges you have ever seen.
Here is an Example of How a Dental Bridge Uses the Two Adjacent Teeth for Support
Dental Bridge Procedure
After Dr. Hauser takes digital x-rays and determines your overall oral health, you receive a treatment plan with a detailed explanation of what you can expect. Once you approve the plan, we make an appointment and begin the simple procedure of making a mold of your current teeth, then gently reduce the two surrounding teeth in preparation to make your new, three-unit bridge.
Color of Your New Teeth
At Lakefront Family Dentistry, Dr. Hauser’s cosmetic dentistry skills are the finest in Riverside County. Your new tooth bridge will match the other surrounding teeth perfectly in color. We even put shading on the tooth so it looks completely natural. If you plan on whitening the rest of your teeth, we recommend discussing our professional whitening options first, and then we will make your new dental bridge to match the lighter version of your surrounding teeth.
Is a Dental Bridge Affordable?
We understand many people have families, so based on your particular budget, we offer CARE credit to our patients or a cash discount. You can call and speak with our Insurance Coordinators, Jodi and Carla, and they can work with your insurance company to see if we accept your particular plan.
One of the benefits of getting a tooth bridge over dental implants is cost savings. A bridge is a more affordable option, but Dr. Hauser will discuss the pros and cons of both with you during your initial visit. Often times, patients are surprised that the costs are reasonable for the amazing results they receive.
The three-unit dental bridge we show in the picture above is a non-removable prosthesis that is attached to remaining, natural teeth. You will still floss and brush, but you do not have to remove it like a “flipper” that comes out while you eat and brush. It is made of durable material, which is stronger than your own teeth. However, you should still take good care of your dental bridge and avoid items like hard candy. We will show you how to floss with a dental bridge as well.
Dental Implants Versus Dental Bridges
Dental implants are also made of the highest quality and most durable material. The cost is higher, but you should consider the value long term. The surrounding teeth do not have to be reduced down, as one dental implant is placed in the missing area, and a CEREC crown is placed on the tooth. Flossing is easier and the tooth can withstand harder food items since it has a sturdy structure (dental implant) underneath.
Either choice must follow excellent hygiene and care, but Dr. Hauser will be happy to give you the price and benefits for each type of treatment based on your individual needs.
It’s best to schedule a consultation and meet with Dr. Hauser to discuss your dental bridge options, and he will go through everything with you in full detail. Your comfort and quality care is our top priority. Call us during regular business hours at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today.