A fixed dental bridge (i.e., a non-removable bridge, cemented into place) is an important procedure option for those with missing teeth. If a missing tooth is not replaced, then problems such as trouble chewing and speaking, as well as shifting teeth, may occur. The cost of a dental bridge may seem expensive, but dental insurance can significantly reduce the cost. A Delta Dental insurance plan typically covers 50% to 80% of the total cost of your dental bridge depending on specifics of your dental plan.
The cost of a dental bridge procedure is dependent on a variety of factors, but here is a general cost estimate based on internal data1 from Delta Dental:
There are a wide variety of factors that go into determining the total cost of a fixed dental bridge. These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
Dental bridges are usually less expensive and time-consuming than receiving an implant. Dental implants require surgery and healing time; however, they typically last longer than dental bridges.
Your type of insurance plan will determine if your dental bridge procedure is covered. In general, Delta Dental insurance plans cover 50% - 80% of the cost after the deductible has been met, if you visit an in-network dentist.
Check with your dental insurance carrier and discuss with your dentist how to plan your treatment to maximize your benefit.
1. Based on 2021 Delta Dental data. Cost information is based on Delta Dental member experience with providers who were outside of the network that Delta Dental maintains. If using a Delta Dental network provider, then your actual cost may be less.
2. Based on 2021 Delta Dental data. Cost information is based on Delta Dental member experience with providers who were outside of the network that Delta Dental maintains. If using a Delta Dental network provider, then your actual cost may be less.