BRIDGES

We offer a few different types of bridges.  Click on any of the links immediately below for detailed information on each bridge.  If you are interested in a bridge WITHOUT grey metal we offer the Zirconia bridge.  The rest of the bridges we offer are Porcelain Fused to Metal Bridges and Gold Bridges. TURNAROUND TIME: 7 DAYS.  Can’t wait 7 days for your bridge? NO PROBLEM, we offer EXPEDITED bridges at additional cost: call, text or email for pricing details.

1) Porcelain BASE METAL Bridge  – $750

 

2) Porcelain NOBLE METAL Bridge (15% GOLD)  – $1125

 

3) Porcelain HIGH NOBLE METAL Bridge – 2 options:


a)
Porcelain HIGH NOBLE METAL Bridge (45% GOLD)  – $1500
b) Porcelain HIGH NOBLE METAL Bridge (88.4% GOLD)  – $1875

 

4) Zirconia Bridge – $1350

 

5) GOLD Bridges WITHOUT PORCELAIN – 3 options:


a)
Gold Bridge  (2% GOLD) –  $1350
b) Gold Bridge  (40% GOLD) – $1650

c) Gold Bridge  (77% GOLD) – $1950

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BRIDGES

1) ALL bridge procedures require 2 appointments


1st appointment:


– bridge preparation, impressions and temporary bridge placement
– atleast
50% of the price of the bridge must be paid in the 1st appointment

 

2nd appointment:


– Permanent bridge cementation
– R
emaining balance of the bridge must be paid in the 2nd appointment

 

(THE PERMANENT BRIDGE SHOULD BE PLACED NO LATER THAT 14 DAYS, IF PATIENT FAILS TO HAVE BRIDGE PLACED WITHIN 14 DAYS, THEY RUN THE RISK OF BRIDGE NOT FITTING PROPERLY. THIS WOULD RESULT IN HAVING TO DO THE WORK ALL OVER AGAIN, AT AN ADDITIONAL COST TO THE PATIENT )

 

2) the price of all bridges we offer include the following:

 

-X-Rays

-Anesthesia

-Bridge build-up (decay removal and reconstruction)

-Bridge prep work (drilling)

-Impressions

-Temporary bridge

-Permanent bridge cementation

 

 


NO HIDDEN COSTS

Candidate for a bridge

Candidate for a 3 unit Bridge will have

1 MISSING TOOTH, surrounded by

2 HEALTHY TEETH, for example immediately above and below pictures

Candidate for a 4 unit Bridge will have

2 MISSING TEETH, surrounded by

2 HEALTHY TEETH, for example

immediately above and below pictures

Candidate for a 5 unit Bridge will have

2 MISSING TEETH, surrounded by

3 HEALTHY TEETH, for example

immediately above picture.

 

Another candidate for a 5 unit Bridge will have

3 MISSING TEETH, surrounded by

2 HEALTHY TEETH, for example

immediately below picture

Step by step procedure for a bridge

The pictures on the left show what a candidate for a permanent bridge or implants might look like.  If you are not a candidate for implants, then the 2 options you have to replace a missing tooth is a permanent bridge or a removable partial.  If you recently had your tooth or teeth pulled out, you can’t place a permanent bridge immediately.  You must wear a removable partial for 2 – 4 months while you wound heals completely with bone.  Afterwards, a permanent bridge can be made for you.  The following is a step by step procedure for a bridge:

 

1) ALL PATIENTS MUST READ & SIGN A PATIENT CONSENT FORM FOR BRIDGES.

 

 

2) The healthy teeth that will hold the bridge are called “anchors,” they represent the pictured teeth on the left with flashing blue dots. They are numbed with local anesthetic.  Prior to the injection a small amount of cherry flavored topical is placed in order to prevent or reduce the pain associated with a dental numbing shot. Bartell Dental will always try to deliver a pain-less shot to ease our patients because we care about you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) The healthy teeth that will hold the bridge, also called anchor teeth, are “bridge prepped.”  This means that the natural teeth are slightly grinded with a dental bur and handpiece. The flashing blue dots    on all the pictures of this webpage represent the anchor teeth that need to be filed down to hold a bridge.  The illustration on the left and below shows how the teeth that hold the bridge need to be filed down.

 

 

 

 

 

4) A dental impression is made and filled with liquid stone.  Once it hardens, the dental lab can fabricate the bridge.  Turnaround time can be as fast as 24hrs.

 

 

5) The bridge is cemented in the patient’s mouth with the best dental cement available: 3M ESPE RELY X UNICEM APLICAP. This cement has an extremely high success rate and is also very expensive but well worth it for our caring patients.