About Dental Bridges
A bridge frames together the gap between the teeth with a porcelain tooth that is securely fitted to a crown, which is created to form over the attaching tooth. The false porcelain tooth connects to the crown with a pontic. Our dentists offer patients with numerous treatment options for bridges at DentalWorks - Hickory in Hickory, NC including, a cantilever bridge that covers the nearby crown; a Maryland bridge, referred to as a resin-bonded bridge that attaches the fake tooth with small arms; or a crown that incorporates framework glued to the nearby natural teeth.
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"My very first visit to Dental Works was to get a painful tooth extracted. It went amazingly well.. Dr. Spurgas was wonderful and his assistant, Natasha, was absolutely wonderful. I have lived in the Hickory area for 10 plus years and wish I had heard about Dental Works back then. But better late than never. I went in yesterday for my "new patient" appt. I can not tell you how empressed I was. I have never had such an indepth exam from a denal outfit in my life. From Jessica, who took individual x-rays of my teeth to Michele who examined each and every tooth and then the one and only amazing Dr. Spurgas who told me the treatment plan they figured out for me. I've got a lot of work to be done but believe me I know I'm in capable hands with my team and Dental Works."- T.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2018
"Great place. Friendly and knowledgable staff. I am from Chapel Hill, and I love this place more than UNC Chapel Hill Dental a lot more, because the staff are a lot more personal. Even though they don't have the most up to date equipment, my insurance works with them while UNC does not."- M.Z. / Google / Jan 28, 2018
"Dr. Spurgas and Tasha was AWESOME during my procedure today!! This was my first visit and definitely not my last. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and I would highly recommend DentalWorks for all your dental needs!!"- R.Y. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
What to Expect
Prior to receiving a bridge, our dentists will bore down the prop tooth to make enough opening for the crown. As soon as the teeth are ready for the crown, X-ray imaging will be created so that an in-depth visual can be achieved and these, in addition to the physical impressions will then be distributed to the laboratory where the final bridge is manufactured. Our dentists will protect the patient's teeth with temporary fixtures for protection until the real bridge is ready. As soon as the bridge is created, our dentists will attach the bridge and adjust the fit for an ideal appearance and comfort.
Bridges can stay durable for quite a long time as long as routine dental examinations at DentalWorks - Hickory in Hickory, NC take place each year. It is also recommended that in addition to dental cleanings and exams, patients proactively incorporate a consistent at-home dental health regime. Per the dentist's instructions, consistent flossing, brushing, and fluoride use, which will allow the dental bridge to last for many years to come.
Coverage through insurance generally pays for a acceptable portion of the total price for professional dental crowns and bridges. The exact coverage will depend on the policy, but our office staff at DentalWorks - Hickory will coordinate with your provider to gain insight as to what the patient may owe. Our practice accepts a list of insurance plans. Individuals who are not covered may take part in one of our billing programs.
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Smile Without Gaps
Unsightly holes between teeth, as well as teeth that need to be extracted can prevent you from having your best smile. Consult with our dentists at DentalWorks - Hickory about dental bridges so that those spaces can be sealed with natural looking teeth. Dental bridges not only create a gorgeous smile, they can reestablish your oral hygiene for a healthy mouth.