About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge fills in the opening between the teeth with a false tooth that is connected to a crown, which is placed over the next tooth. The false tooth attaches to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists provide three main options for bridges at West Valley Family Dental in Glendale, AZ which include, a cantilever bridge that surrounds the attached crown; a Maryland bridge, also known as a resin-bonded bridge that connects the false tooth with wings; or a crown that uses framework bonded to the surrounding natural teeth.
"I've been going to West Valley Family Dentist since 2016. The staff is always very helpful with explaining procedures and billing and very friendly. I recently had to go back for a deep cleaning and a filling. The hygienist was very good at explaining what she was doing step by step which helped with my anxiety and was patient and gentle with me. I then saw Dr. Rael and her assistant Marni for my filling and they were on top of everything from making sure I was comfortable during the procedure explaining what to expect to calling the oral surgeon to coordinate what needed to be done further which was a relief to know I was in good hands and felt they actually cared about my concerns! Thank you West Valley Family Dental for making my dentist trip smooth!"- K.B. / Yelp / Jun 06, 2019
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"The staff was very kind, welcoming, and professional. My dental hygienist took the time to not only tell me how my gums and teeth were doing but offer solutions that I can do at home to help improve those areas. I highly recommend this place."- P.Z. / Google / May 30, 2019
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What to Expect
In preparation for the bridge, our dentists will drill down the support tooth to establish adequate space for the dental crown. After the teeth are prepared for the crown, digital X-rays will be taken so that a thorough visual can be attained and these, as well as the hard impressions will be sent to the dental lab where the permanent bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will cover the individual's teeth with temporary coverings for protection until the permanent bridge is ready. Once the bridge is ready, our dentists will secure the bridge and realign the fit for a normal look and comfort.
Dental bridges can last for up to 15 years as long as proper dental exams at West Valley Family Dental in Glendale, AZ continue each year. It is also important that in addition to yearly check-ups, patients adhere incorporate a thorough at-home oral health regime. This includes, flossing, brushing, and fluoride, which will allow the bridge to last as long as possible.
Dental insurance generally handles a nice portion of the overall expense for professional dental bridges. The patient's coverage will depend on the benefits policy, but our billing office at West Valley Family Dental will confirm with your provider to understand as to what the patient may owe. Our dental practice takes many insurance plans. Patients who do not have insurance coverage may benefit from one of our financing options.
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Smile Without Gaps
Large gaps between teeth, as well as missing teeth can stop you from attaining your best smile. Discuss with our dentists at West Valley Family Dental about dental bridges so that those holes can be filled in with new teeth. Bridges not only enhance a beautiful smile, they can restore your oral hygiene for a healthy and beautiful mouth.