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If you have a missing tooth, it might be something you try to hide often. And if you’re looking into finding a replacement, we have some good news for you. A dental bridge can be a great way to literally bridge the gap between your teeth with a tooth replacement.

Often referred to as a fixed partial denture, bridges replace missing teeth with artificial teeth, bridging the gap where one or more of your teeth used to be. One of the benefits of dental bridges is there are several different types to choose from. Many can be made from gold, alloy metals, porcelain or a combination of these materials. Your dentist will know which type of bridge will work best for your overall mouth structure.

The cost of a dental bridge varies depending on the type of bridge you choose and where you live. Typically dental insurances will pay a percentage of the fee depending on your individual insurance plan. If you are unsure what and how much is covered, it may be a good idea to speak with an insurance representative before making a decision.

When you come in for your dental bridge appointment, it’s important to remember that the process itself may take a few weeks to complete. Your dentist needs to evaluate your teeth, prepare not only the teeth the dental bridge will rest on, but also create a replacement tooth to fill the gap. Generally everything is completed in two appointments.

Don’t wait another minute to fill the gap from a missing tooth, call our office today at 972-298-6131 to schedule an appointment.