Prioritizing Our Patients' Health & Safety 

Dear patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
 
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
 
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
 
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
 
• If you are sick or concerned you might be sick, please cancel your appointment. You will not be penalized in any way for the cancellation, even at the last minute.
 
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. When you get to the office, you are asked to remain in your car and call our office number 972-412-5064. A staff member will come out to you and you will be asked those same screening questions again and have your temperature taken before entering the office.
 
• If you are a new patient, we would really appreciate you using the online patient portal to fill out paperwork prior to your appointment.
 
• We will ask you to immediately wash your hands with soap and water when you enter the office.
 
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. There will also be very few chairs present to avoid crowds in the waiting room. Computers will have disposable covers and counter tops, door handles, waiting room chairs and surfaces will be disinfected with increased frequency.
 
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will also ask that only the patient, and in necessary cases a legal guardian, enter the office. Older children and adults are requested to experience their appointments alone while family members remain in the car and/or waiting room.
 
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
 
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 972-412-5064 or visit our website at www.mymouthdental.com.  
 
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Ramsey, Dr. Montoya and Team

Cost of Dental Bridges

dental bridge can restore a beautiful, healthy-looking smile after tooth loss. This type of restoration can fill the gap left by a missing tooth or several consecutive teeth. Dental bridge cost is shaped by several factors, including the material used, the complexity of the case, additional procedures, and the experience of the dentist. In general, the cost of a traditional bridge ranges from $500 to $1,200 per tooth. Maryland bonded bridges range from $1,185 to $2,340. In order to place a bridge supported by dental implants, the overall treatment cost will be higher since patients will first need to undergo surgery.

Factors Affecting Your Treatment Cost

The price of your dental bridge will largely depend on how many teeth you need to replace. Traditional bridges consist of two dental crowns which are bonded over adjacent teeth and one or more artificial teeth, or pontics. A bridge with a single pontic will cost less than a restoration with two or three. However, many other factors can affect your overall treatment cost.

Understanding Cost

Factors affecting cost of dental bridge
The cost of a bridge is dependent on the number of teeth being treated and the experience of the dentist.

Material

Your dentist can use a range of materials to create your dental bridge. The most affordable type of bridge is made from metal but many patients worry about how this option could detract from their appearance. Advanced materials, such as IPS e.max®, zirconia, and porcelain, cost more. However, they are both durable and incredibly lifelike. Many dentists also offer porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) bridges. PFM bridges are more expensive than metal restorations, but can provide a similar level of strength as well as improved aesthetics.

The Structure of a Dental Bridge

The Structure of a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is typically comprised of one or more pontics nestled between two dental crowns.

Extent of Treatment

In addition to the number of missing teeth, the location of your missing teeth can complicate your procedure. If you have lost molars at the back of your jaw, you may require a stronger material, which can affect the treatment cost.

While a lower treatment price may save you money in the short term, improper placement of a dental bridge can cause serious oral health issues.

Your overall oral health can also influence your treatment cost. Since neighboring teeth must provide support for the dental bridge, your dentist may need to address underlying issues such gum disease before placing the crowns. Preliminary treatments are typically not included in the base price of dental bridges.

Implant Materials and Preparatory Surgery

For patients receiving an implant-supported bridge, the overall cost will be affected by the number of dental implants which are required. The cost of placing a single implant ranges from $1,600 to $2,200. Often, implant patients also require preparatory treatments, such as bone grafts and sinus lifts. These can add to the cost of treatment and extent the timeline. However, most patients consider implants to be a worthwhile investment. Unlike a traditional bridge, implants can protect the health of the jaw and minimize your risk of more widespread tooth loss.

Level of Experience

Dentists with superior training, qualifications, or experience often charge a higher price for their bridges. While a lower treatment price may save you money in the short term, improper placement of a dental bridge can cause serious oral health issues. Choosing the right dentist can significantly decrease your risk of requiring more expensive procedures in the future.

Financing Dental Bridges

Most insurance companies cover at least a percentage of your dental bridge treatment. Many dentists offer financing plans, such as CareCredit®, to assist you with out-of-pocket costs. Financing typically divides the total cost of treatment into smaller amounts to be paid over the course of several weeks or months. Your dentist can discuss their financing and third-party lender options with you before you begin treatment.

Invest in Your Oral Health

Leaving missing teeth untreated can cause other teeth to shift, and also lead to a range of other health issues such as bone loss. Both traditional and implant-supported bridges can restore missing teeth and protect your smile for years to come. Your dentist can explain available bridge options and provide you with more specific information about the cost of your treatment during an initial consultation.

My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental office front

My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental

At My Mouth Dental and My Kidz Mouth Dental, we are committed to providing the very highest standard of care for patients of all ages. Drs. José Montoya, Ashley Ramsey, and Neha Khanolkar provide a range of services and are affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Are you ready to achieve excellent oral health? Reach out to our practice by requesting a consultation online or calling us at (972) 412-5064.

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