Some of the most common dental procedures, including dental crowns and dental bridges, cost more than you might expect. But at Penn Dental Medicine, we are proud to offer advanced dental care options, including prosthodontics, from a team of expert providers at affordable rates.
What are Dental Bridges?
If you are missing teeth, or your teeth are damaged, misshapen, or otherwise weakened, prosthodontics corrects their appearance and restores function. Not only do missing or damaged teeth affect your appearance, but they can also make it more challenging to eat and speak. You’re also vulnerable to further oral health issues like infections and bone loss.
Two common procedures that serve both cosmetic and restorative or prosthodontic purposes are dental bridges and crowns. Crowns are custom-made caps that fit over a single tooth when the original tooth has become excessively decayed or weakened. Crowns can also be used to help fill in the gaps left behind by missing teeth.
A dental bridge includes a false tooth (or teeth) held in place by crowns covering the two adjacent teeth. The crowns and false teeth are custom-made to match the existing teeth. It’s this customization that explains why dental bridges cost so much; The dentist takes many measurements and observations before fitting a patient for a crown, and usually, the teeth receiving the crown also need adjustment to ensure a proper fit.
The Penn Dental Medicine Difference
The time and precision required for dental bridges (and other prosthodontics procedures) are a big factor in their cost. However, Penn Dental Medicine has the advantage of student caregivers. Our prosthodontists-in-training are licensed dentists, having already dedicated years of their lives to learning about dentistry. They are furthering their skills under the tutelage of our world-class instructors, ensuring patients receive top-of-the-line, low-cost dental bridges.
If you have concerns about dental bridge costs or have interest in any other prosthodontic or cosmetic dentistry procedure, Penn Dental Medicine is here to provide the care you need. Call us at (215) 898-8965 if you’d like to learn more about our prosthodontic program or set up an appointment to learn what we can do for your smile!