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The Cost of a Dental Bridge: A Price Evaluation

You're a candidate for dental bridges and you're seriously considering treatment. So what does a dental bridge cost?

Dental bridge prices vary based on numerous factors, perhaps the most important of which revolves around where you go for treatment. Depending on the dentist you select for treatment and the location of the dentist's practice, bridge prices may vary significantly.

For example, a dental bridge at a luxury dental treatment spa in Beverly Hills will most likely cost more than a dental bridge in Mexico – where many people go for discounted health care. However, it is important to note that while price isn't everything, opting for one practice versus another for the sole reason of pricing may not be the best long term solution. The costs may be cheaper at one practice because of the materials used or the level of skill of the technician fabricating the restoration.

Sacrificing quality in the short term in order to save money may end up costing you more in the long term. It is for this reason that it is incredibly important to fully evaluate all available treatment options before committing to one.

Factors Affecting the Cost of a Tooth Bridge

In addition to the dentist providing treatment and the location in which it is performed, there are a variety of other factors that affect dental bridge prices:

  • The materials used to fabricate the bridge
  • Dental insurance coverage
  • The dental lab and lab technician used
  • Additional dental work required (such as treatment of decay or periodontal disease)
  • Tooth preparation

All things considered, the approximate cost range for dental implants is between $1,000 and $3,000 per tooth. Although this may strike some as rather expensive, quality dental bridges may last between 10 and 20 years if cared for appropriately. If you do not have dental insurance, or have a policy that provides limited or no coverage for dental bridges, you may inquire about financing through your dentist, or look into third-party financing options such as Capital One or Capital One.

Check out some of the more popular articles on Cosmetic Dentistry Central: Tooth Bridges, Dentures Cost, Cosmetic Dentistry.

(Updated on 11/02/12)
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