Losing a permanent tooth, whether through injury or oral health issues, can be scary (for both the parent and the child). If your child loses a permanent tooth, replacing it is essential.
If the tooth can’t be saved, the dentist may recommend a tooth bridge. Here’s what you need to know about bridges:
A dental bridge is essentially a fake tooth that’s anchored to the adjacent teeth. It’s custom-fitted and looks like a real tooth. A bridge restores a patient’s natural bite, facilitates chewing and speaking, and keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting.
Dentists fit dental bridges routinely, and our Kool Smiles Kids Club partner dentists are well-practiced in fitting bridges for children.
No two cases are exactly alike, and the cost of a dental bridge varies from patient to patient. Most bridges cost between $700 and $1,500.
If cost is a concern, schedule an appointment with a Kool Smiles Kids Club partner dentist. Kool Smiles has partners who offer payment options to suit every budget.
We recommend calling your insurance provider well ahead of the procedure to ask about coverage. Many providers will cover some or all of the cost, but it’s best to confirm.
If you’re uninsured or underinsured, a team member at your local Kool Smiles partner clinic will gladly discuss payment options with you.