A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option for one or more missing teeth in a row. No matter how long a tooth has been missing, a dental bridge can replace it in most cases. A bridge provides a functional, natural looking dental prosthetic.  

If you're considering getting a bridge, you may have some questions. How much do dental bridges cost on the upper west side? How long does it take to get a bridge? Is a bridge the best tooth replacement option available? Learn the answer to these questions and more about dental bridges.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a row of artificial teeth that can replace anywhere from one to a few adjacent teeth. In a traditional bridge each end of the bridge is a dental crown that fits over the natural tooth on each side of the gap. The artificial tooth or teeth (pontics) are suspended between the crowns and sit on top of the gums. Traditional bridges are permanently bonded to the teeth. 

There are other types of bridges as well. A Maryland bridge attaches to the existing teeth with metal clasps. A Cantilever bridge replaces the last molar and only attaches to one tooth with a crown. An implant supported bridge is anchored in place with two dental implants on each end. 

Average Cost of a Dental Bridge in NYC

You can expect to get a quote for a dental bridge that falls somewhere between $4,000 and $7000. There is quite a wide range in price because there are many different factors that affect the cost. Consider the following factors to help you get a better idea of what you can expect to pay. 

Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Bridges 

The following factors may affect the cost of your individual dental bridge: 

  • Number of teeth being replaced. The more teeth that are missing and need to be replaced with the bridge, the higher the cost will be because more materials are needed to create the bridge. 
  • The condition of the support teeth. Ideally the teeth that are fitted with crowns to support the bridge should be healthy. When there is some decay or damage to the crowns, they may still be able to support the bridge, but some restorative work may need to be done first. The cost of the restorative procedures adds to the overall cost of getting a bridge. 
  • The geographic location of the dental practice. Where the dental practice is located will have a bearing on the cost of a dental bridge. Cost of living in an area affects all kinds of services, including dentistry. The cost of a dental bridge may be higher in a large city than in a small town. 
  • Your insurance. If you have dental insurance that includes coverage for dental bridges you may pay less overall. Most insurance plans cover a percentage or portion of certain dental procedures and there may be a deductible that has to be met first before coverage will kick in. 

How Can I Get an Accurate Estimate for a Dental Bridge?

The only way to get an accurate estimate of what it would cost you to get a dental bridge is to have an evaluation by a dentist. Glassman Dental Care can perform a brief evaluation of your current dental and oral health in order to provide you with an estimate for the cost of a dental bridge, if that is in the best interest of your dental health. 

To learn more, call 212-787-4860 or contact us today to schedule an appointment.