About Dental Bridges
A bridge closes in the opening between the teeth with a porcelain tooth that is attached to a crown, which is created to form over the attaching tooth. The fake tooth connects to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists offer several options for bridges at DentalWorks - Lexington in Lexington, NC including, a cantilever bridge that covers the connected crown; a Maryland bridge, referred to as a resin-bonded bridge that attaches the fake tooth with extensions; or a crown that incorporates framework cemented to the nearby natural teeth.
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"Dr. Black and his assistant, Karen, were so incredibly amazing at helping me through this process. I have been terrified of the dentist in the past, but my experience with Dr. Black was awesome. I had a full mouth extraction completed today, and I have had very little to no pain since it was done. I have already had multiple friends ask where I went and have passed along Dr. Black's information. Thank you all so much for everything!"- T.R. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
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"This is my review for 8/8/2018 visit. I am so grateful to Molly at the front desk for how compassionately she worked with me to schedule an urgent appointment. She could hear my worry and made it her mission to get me in ASAP. She greeted me with a smile and I knew she was the Molly that helped me on the phone. Dr. Black and Kat made the procedure as easy as possible and I’m so pleased with the results. And Rebecca at checkout was just so nIce and pleasant to work with and schedule my next appointment. I LOVE LEXINGTON DENTALWORKS!!"- A.M. / Google / Aug 09, 2018
"Staff is always so friendly and polite. I see the same dental hygienist every time I go and I love her! I completed a cleaning exam in under 45 minutes and was back to work before no time! I recommend Dr. Blacks office to everyone!"- C.S. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
What to Expect
To prepare the teeth for the bridge, our dentists will file down the abutment tooth to establish enough room for the crown. Once the teeth are prepared for the crown, X-ray imaging will be made so that a full visual can be achieved and these, along with the physical impressions will then be distributed to the lab where the final bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will fit the patient's teeth with temporary coverings for protection until the final bridge is ready. When the bridge is created, our dentists will secure the bridge and adjust the fit for a natural appearance and comfort.
Professional bridges for the teeth can stay durable for years as long as proper dental examinations at DentalWorks - Lexington in Lexington, NC take place each year. It is also crucial that in addition to professional cleanings, patients focus incorporate a consistent at-home dental health regime. Per the dentist's instructions, brushing twice a day and flossing, which will allow the dental work to last for many years to come.
Coverage through insurance generally takes care of a decent portion of the total fee for professional bridges. The exact coverage will depend on the insurance plan, but our insurance coordinators at DentalWorks - Lexington will coordinate with your provider to gain insight as to what the patient may owe. Our office accepts a variety of insurance plans. Individuals without insurance may take part in one of our financing options.
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Smile Without Gaps
Large spaces between teeth, as well as teeth that need to be extracted can discourage you from attaining your best smile. Talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - Lexington about dental bridges so that those gaps can be sealed with pearly white teeth. Dental bridges not only improve a gorgeous smile, they can strengthen your oral hygiene for a strong and healthy mouth.