A tooth that has been lost or extracted can impact even the most attractive smile, but with a restorative dentist, patients can restore their smile’s beauty and function. One way to do that is with a dental bridge in Bankers Hill dental offices. Dr. William V. Carlo can place dental bridges “near you” for individuals in the area of Bankers Hill and other nearby communities.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a restoration that is used by Dr. William V. Carlo to restore the smile after tooth loss or extraction. Teeth may be removed or lost from the smile for different reasons, including failed root canal therapy, periodontal disease, bone loss, or large areas of decay. Regardless, replacing these teeth as soon as possible maintains the function and beauty of the smile for patients. The dental bridge is one of many methods of replacing missing teeth. This restoration uses adjacent teeth to support the bridge, where a false tooth called a pontic is fused to crowns to create a single repair. The pontic sits in the place where the old tooth was. Because dental bridges are made of porcelain, a material that easily mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel, they are both beautiful and functional.
Why should I choose a dental bridge?
Some patients want to avoid partial dentures as they didn’t want to worry about a removable restoration. Others want a more permanent option for tooth replacement but can’t afford dental implants. The dental bridge is a wonderful alternative to both, allowing for a more permanent option that does not come with an expensive price tag. Our team will often recommend dental bridges in San Diego for those who are good candidates.
How much does a dental bridge cost?
Quoting the price of a dental bridge involves many different factors that need to be considered, including the type of bridge, the material used, how many teeth are being replaced, and the patient’s candidacy for a bridge versus dentures or dental implants. Additionally, patients with dental insurance may also have a reduced out-of-pocket cost for dental bridges if their benefits provide coverage. Our front office team can take your dental insurance information and help you lower your cost of necessary dental treatments such as this.
Are you ready for dental bridges in Bankers Hill?
Dr. William V. Carlo and his team provide a wide selection of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions for the smile. If you are interested in dental bridges or any other type of restoration meant to repair or enhance the smile, call the office at (619) 285-0950. His facility, located at 3330 3rd Avenue, Suite 200, accepts new patients in and around the Bankers Hill community and beyond!
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