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Dental Insurance Questions about Dental Bridges

Sunday, May. 15th 2011 6:40 AM

What is a dental Bridge and how does it get put in?   I have two missing teeth and can not afford to get implants.  I know I do not want a removable partials.   I do not have current dental insurance and was told by a few companies that they will not cover for a bridge or partial since my teeth are missing prior to the plan being effective.

 

 

 

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Posted on Sunday, May. 15th 2011 6:40 AM | by admin | in Dental Benefit Providers | 3 Comments »

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Dental Insurance Questions about Dental Bridges

  1. Kris Harris Says:

    First in order to save some money for the cost of your dental care I would look into getting a dental discount plan. With a dental discount plan missing teeth prior to the plan effective date is not an issue. You will still receive the discount rates for all your dental services with any of the plan providers.

    Second to answer you question about a bridge. What is it more or less is two crowns attached with fake teeth for the missing ones. The crowns are put one your good teeth on each side of the gap. In between are the fake teeth to fill in the gap. Bridges are not removable and and will look just like your other teeth.

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  2. Stacy Says:

    A dental bridge is much like what you would think a bridge to be. you need valid teeth on each side of the gap in order to have a bridge put in.

    They do have to put crowns on each of the healthy teeth where they have the missing teeth attached to the crowns. For this reason many people like to get implants so that they are not having to put crowns on healthy teeth.

    With a dental discount plan you will get saving for implants to if there is a dentist that does that service you may want to shop out both options.

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  3. Kat Says:

    If you can find a way to afford dental implants I would go that route. I had bridges before and it does not last forever and you may have to replace them just like with crowns.

    Latter I was able to get implants and even though they were costly I love how they look. If given the choice to do things over I would have just gotten the implants from the start and saved me all the money I wasted on the bridge. But that is just my opinion.

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