what are dental bridges?
We offer dental bridge services at both our Regina and Saskatoon offices. A bridge is a type of dental restoration that is used to replace a missing tooth. To complete a dental bridge, the dentist prepares the teeth adjacent to the space by reducing all surfaces by as little as 0.3 mm. The dentist then takes an impression of the reduced teeth and sends it off to a laboratory to fabricate the bridge restoration. The prepared tooth is then temporarily restored with provisional material. The patient then returns after the dental bridge has been made to have the permanent restoration cemented or bonded to the natural teeth. There are several different materials available to fabricate a bridge. The most common are zirconia, porcelain, gold and other types of metal.
why are dental bridges needed?
A dental bridge is needed to place a missing tooth. When a tooth is missing, the teeth adjacent and opposing the space can begin to drift, tilt and super erupt into the empty space. This can create difficulty in completing a bridge later, poor function or esthetics, bone loss or other complications.
how much does a dental bridge in saskatoon and regina cost?
The cost of a bridge is dependent on a number of factors including the complexity, the type of restorative material used and the number of teeth that need to be prepared to retain the bridge. Dental bridges at Simpli Dental start at $1,375 (plus lab fees).
should I get a dental implant instead of a dental bridge?
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors including the condition of the remaining teeth, the amount of bone remaining, the patient’s preferences, systemic health plus others. The best way to determine which tooth replacement option is better for your individual needs is by asking a dental professional.
Simpli Dental offers dental bridges in Saskatoon and Regina.
Please note that all procedures are completed by a general dentist and not a specialist. Due to variations in individual patient needs and changing oral health conditions, prices are not guaranteed and need to be approved in office prior to and at the time of treatment.