Dental for Less – What is the Cost of a Bridge
I have had my teeth missing now for some time and I really hate it. I have been slowly saving up my money in order to fix up my teeth. Does anyone have an idea on just how much getting a dental bridge would cost me, and are they permanent? Also would getting dental insurance help me at this point.
Reply: When you are shopping out for dental services without having dental insurance in place then cost will vary greatly depending on each dentist. Also hard to give any type of prices range as too much missing info such as how many teeth would the bride be replacing, what type of materials you are going to have the bridge made out. Bridges are permanent (as in you do not remove them like you would partials) yet they last around seven to ten years.
With regards to insurance. Insurance would help you with the cost of having dental services, making dental care you need more affordable. Yet it very important that you read the plans terms and condition. Many PPO and free choice of provider plans have what is call a missing tooth clause. This means in your case they would not provide benefits for bridges, partials, dentures etc. for pre-existing missing teeth. You would be better off reviewing HMO insurance plans as they tend not to have this clause but you still need to read the plan limitation and exclusions to make sure.