If you have one or more missing teeth, your dentist may suggest that you obtain artificial dentures to fill the gap. These artificial replacements are dental crowns and dental bridges.
Overview of our Dental Bridges
A dental bridge may be necessary if you have a lost tooth or many teeth in a row. A bridge is a dental restoration that cannot be removed since it is permanent. The following are the types of dental bridges available at Midtown Dental:
- Maryland Bonded Bridges: While the Maryland Bridge performs the same purpose as a traditional bridge–that is, it fills a space between natural teeth–it does so without causing irreparable harm. Instead of relying on dental crowns, this conservative approach binds a false tooth to the natural teeth on each side using metal or porcelain bands. Maryland bridges cost about $1500 – $2500.
- Cantilever Bridges: While a cantilever dental bridge is identical to a typical bridge, the pontic is secured in place by a dental crown glued to just one abutment tooth. A cantilever bridge requires just one natural tooth next to the gap created by the lost tooth. It usually costs between $2000 to $5000.
- Traditional Bridges: This Bridge comprises a false tooth cemented using dental crowns on either side of the abutment teeth. With natural teeth on both sides, you may use a traditional dental bridge to fill up the gap left by a lost tooth. Traditional bridges’ cost ranges from $2000 to $5000.
- Implant-Supported Bridges: An implant-supported bridge is the strongest kind of dental bridge. It is comparable to a standard bridge except that it is supported by dental implants rather than crowns or frames. This procedure typically involves two surgeries–one to install the implants and another to place the bridge–so allow a couple of months for the complete process. It is usually the most expensive, costing about $2500 – $6500.
Overview of our Dental Crowns
At Midtown Dental, we have the best cosmetic dentistry in Calgary. Our dental crowns come in various materials, each with its unique advantage and cost. They include:
All-Ceramic and All-Porcelain Crowns: This dental crown is the closest to a natural tooth. It is the most preferred for conspicuous teeth, particularly the front teeth. This material is the most often used for dental crowns due to its hardness and durability, ensuring a long service life.
Gold/Metal Crowns: Although this dental crown is often composed of a gold alloy, it may also comprise a white metal called zirconia.
All-Resins: Restorations made entirely of resin are less costly than crowns made of metal, ceramic, gold, or porcelain. As a result of the increased brittleness and short lifespan of resin crowns, most dentists will not suggest them to patients. Resin is a more delicate substance than metal or porcelain for dental restorations. Resin restorations are suitable for permanent teeth, but only on decaying baby teeth.
The total price you’ll pay for dental crowns and bridges depends entirely on the bridge or crown type, materials used, and the complexity of the process. Here at Midtown Dental, you’ll get the best teeth restoration option for the best price. Why not book an appointment with Midtown Clinic today for your dental bridges and tooth replacement in Calgary?