About Dental Bridges
A dental bridge fills in the opening between the teeth with a false tooth that is connected to a crown, which is placed over the next tooth. The false tooth attaches to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists provide three main options for bridges at DentalWorks - High Point in High Point, NC which include, a cantilever bridge that surrounds the attached crown; a Maryland bridge, also known as a resin-bonded bridge that connects the false tooth with wings; or a crown that uses framework bonded to the surrounding natural teeth.
"My first time there was to have them check on a tooth that had been bothering me for months. I was afraid of the dentist (which is why I procrastinated for so long). When I arrived the receptionist met me with a smile. I had enough time to fill out my paperwork before I got called back. The dental assistant was nice and the Dentist was reassuring. The booker my appointment to be seen with an oral surgeon and made a follow up appointment to have the rest of my teeth checked out. I appreciate their kindness as well as making my trip there not so painful."- C.J. / Google / May 17, 2018
"Mrs. Rachel and Dr. Joyce were wonderful!!! I would recommend anyone I know that’s looking for a dentist that is honest, caring, and patient."- T.B. / Google / May 05, 2018
"Very nice atmosphere. Took a lot of time with me answering all my questions. Very friendly and made me feel at ease."- T.A. / Google / May 05, 2018
"I first started my procedure in the Greensboro office with Dr. Joyce and was happy when he moved to the High Point office. All the staff at both locations were wonderful. Dr. Joyce and his assistants have wonderful bedside manner. They are concerned with your needs and explain your options fully. I totally recommend Dr. Joyce to anyone needing dental work. Thank you for your great work on my bridge."- T.W. / Google / May 01, 2018
"Very pleased with Dr.Joyce and I highly recommend him."- T.T. / Google / Apr 13, 2018
What to Expect
In preparation for the bridge, our dentists will drill down the support tooth to establish adequate space for the dental crown. After the teeth are prepared for the crown, digital X-rays will be taken so that a thorough visual can be attained and these, as well as the hard impressions will be sent to the dental lab where the permanent bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will cover the individual's teeth with temporary coverings for protection until the permanent bridge is ready. Once the bridge is ready, our dentists will secure the bridge and realign the fit for a normal look and comfort.
Dental bridges can last for up to 15 years as long as proper dental exams at DentalWorks - High Point in High Point, NC continue each year. It is also important that in addition to yearly check-ups, patients adhere incorporate a thorough at-home oral health regime. This includes, flossing, brushing, and fluoride, which will allow the bridge to last as long as possible.
Dental insurance generally handles a nice portion of the overall expense for professional dental bridges. The patient's coverage will depend on the benefits policy, but our billing office at DentalWorks - High Point will confirm with your provider to understand as to what the patient may owe. Our dental practice takes many insurance plans. Patients who do not have insurance coverage may benefit from one of our financing options.
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Smile Without Gaps
Large gaps between teeth, as well as missing teeth can stop you from attaining your best smile. Discuss with our dentists at DentalWorks - High Point about dental bridges so that those holes can be filled in with new teeth. Bridges not only enhance a beautiful smile, they can restore your oral hygiene for a healthy and beautiful mouth.