Nicholasville Dental Bridgework
A dental bridge (referred to as bridgework) is a restorative dental process used to replace a tooth. Several dental bridges can be used to replace missing teeth throughout the mouth. However, a fixed partial denture (bridgework) requires a healthy tooth on either side of the missing tooth to which the bridgework can be attached. Typically, permanent fixed bridges require a crown to also be placed on the neighboring tooth to prevent slippage or loss of the replacement crown.
When you visit your Nicholasville dentist for a bridge, the specialist will first examine your gums and other teeth to ensure that you qualify to receive a bridge or may need to examine another option such as a dental implant or partial denture. Even if the neighboring teeth are in too poor condition to support bridgework, they can be restored to support the bridge in the future. Of course, this will add to the cost of the treatment. The cost of bridgework depends on a variety of factors but typically ranges from $1,000 to $3,000. However, this procedure may be covered by your dental insurance. Bridgework, with proper care and dental hygiene commonly lasts 10 to 15 years.