If you have lost a tooth, you may want a dental bridge to close the gap—a more affordable option compared to a dental implant.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is used to close the gap between two teeth when a tooth is missing. It is made up of three parts:

  • Two crowns on either side of the gap
  • The replacement tooth (called a “pontic”), which fills the gap

What Material Is Used for a Dental Bridge?

There are three material options for bridges: 

  • Porcelain (with a metal base)
  • All metal
  • All porcelain

How Much Does a Dental Bridge Cost?

Dental bridges cost around $3,000 to $6,000 without dental insurance. With a dental savings plan, dental bridge costs are cut roughly in half. Costs vary according to the material and how many pieces are required. Most bridges are at least 3 parts—the porcelain/metal replacement tooth and the two crowns surrounding the tooth. 

With a dental savings plan, a dental bridge costs about $1,800 (cutting your bill by more than half!).

Average Cost of a Dental Bridge
Piece of Bridge Cost w/o Dental Insurance

Cost w/1Dental Savings Plan

*Averages of TX, FL, CA & NY

Bridge Replacement Tooth

(Porcelain/High Noble Metal)

ADA Code 6240

$1,517 $562
Bridge Crown (x2)

(Porcelain + High Noble Metal)

ADA Code 6750

$1,536 x 2 = $3,072 $598 x 2 = $1,196
Total Cost $4,589 $1,758
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What Questions Should I Ask My Dentist About Dental Bridges?

Below are a list of important questions you should ask your dentist about dental bridges:

  1. What steps are involved when getting a bridge?
  2. How long will the process take from start to finish?
  3. What material is best for my situation?
  4. Which material is most cost-effective with my dental insurance or dental plan?
  5. Will any of my eating habits need to change while I’m becoming accustomed to the bridge? Are there certain foods I need to avoid?
  6. Is there anything special that I should know about maintaining and caring for the bridge?
  7. How long do you foresee the bridge lasting?
  8. What are the signs that I should look for to know when it may be time to get a replacement?
  9. Are there questions that I should be asking that I haven’t asked yet?