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Dental Bridges Can Still be a Good Solution

Dental Bridges or Dental Implants in NashvilleDental Bridge Pros and Cons

The primary advantage of a dental bridge is that it is thought to be one of the most cost-effective solutions to replace missing teeth. A second advantage is it doesn’t require grafting if bone loss is present. Third, it is a quicker solution to replace teeth. At Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, 105 Powell Ct Ste 101 Nashville, TN 37027, we can help assess your situation and arrive at the best solution based on your individual needs. The most important disadvantage of using a bridge is that it places more strain on the two teeth which are attached to the bridge as endpoints. Therefore, a bridge is typically not expected to last a lifetime. A bridge also does not address any concerns about underlying structural problems such as bone loss, which will continue to spread even after the tooth replacement is resolved. A cantilevered bridge is especially notorious for placing a large amount of stress on the single tooth to which they’re joined. Maryland bridges also present problems, because of their minimal area of attachment and limited ability to absorb chewing force.

Mixed Solutions

In cases where patients have lost several teeth in a row, it’s common for dentists to use a mixed approach. For example, if all the molars are missing, a dentist will typically place an implant at one end, where there is no tooth. They then may then attach a crown at the other end to create a bridge between the implant post and the healthy crowned tooth. Similarly, a person who is missing a good number of their teeth in one section of their mouths may be a good candidate for a similar bridge-like structure that will straddle two implant posts.

Which Will Insurance Cover?

Many dental insurance companies see both implants and bridges as high-end, costly solutions, but most are likely to pay for a bridge procedure than an implant, due to the cost difference. If you are considering various treatments for your missing tooth, contact your insurance provider before making a decision. Cost is one of the most important factors when deciding which option would be right for most people.

Deciding on the Right Choice

The best thing you can do to make sure you get the right treatment for your missing tooth is to talk to your dentist to carefully weight all of the specific considerations of your situation to make the right recommendation for you, including insurance plans.

Contact Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry – Dr. Dennis Wells to help you decide.

615-219-5125

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105 Powell Ct Ste 101 Nashville, TN 37027

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  • Always a pleasant experience. Love the professionalism, attention to detail and progressive attitude. I can't imagine ever going back to a bare basics old school mentality dental office. I tell everyone how great NCFAD is.
    —Robert T.
  • I always receive excellent service at Dr. Wells office. My hygienist Denise is AMAZING. I have very sensitive teeth and gums and now my visits don't have to be painful. The staff is wonderful and Dr. Wells is very patient and takes the time to listen and figure out the best protocol.
    —Shelley R.
  • I actually enjoy going to the dentist, knowing that I am in good hands with Dr. Wells and his amazing staff! They are professional, friendly and caring! The best!
    —Stacey R.
  • Dr. Wells and Dr. Weese and staff are the best in the business and just awesome people to top it off. You won't be disappointed.
    —Sherree T.
  • The entire staff at NCAD is friendly, helpful and professional. I can always be assured a good visit no matter what needs to be done.
    —David T.
  • Dr. Wells is an excellent cosmetic dentist. I traveled all the way from Houston area just to have him do my veneers. I highly recommend him!
    —Sabrina L.
  • This was the best dental experience I've ever had in my life and I've had a lot! The customer service and genuine care for the patients was outstanding!!
    —Kimberly S.
  • I LOVE this practice! THE most comprehensive initial exam I have ever had and every cleaning since has been wonderful. Love Dr. Wells, my girl Brooke and the entire staff; they are wonderful!
    —Amy W.
  • Wow what a great dentist practice. Absolutely the best. Both Dr Wells and Dr Weese are excellent and Carissa is the best. In fact everyone on their staff goes above and beyond in making my dental experience wonderful. I only wish I had found them sooner. Love the new smile. Best is the natural look.
    —Jeff C.
  • Another wonderful visit with everyone! Work mania caused me to be running late for my early morning appointment. Zee was able to reschedule me during lunch hour the same day. I was in a real crunch for time and they even made a smoothie for me so I could get immediately back to work! So wonderful and so grateful for everyone!
    —Michael S.
  • Love all of the staff at the office and Brook is a wonderful Dental Hygienist. I recommend you to anyone who is in need of superior dentistry.
    —Carol C.
  • Dr. Wells' staff, as always, offer the very best in a friendly, professional and patient focused environment. My dental health has never been so good. Thank you, Dr. Wells and Staff.
    —Stephen A.
  • The entire staff is so kind and caring. I've been going to the dentist for a long time but have never received the excellent care that I receive at Dr. Well's office. I'm so thankful to have a great place to go for dental care!!!
    —Allison T.
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AACD Accredited

Dr. Wells has been an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry since 1994, and serves on the review board as an examiner for other dentists seeking their cosmetic dentistry accreditation.

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Award Winning Dentistry award for cosmetic dentistry in Nashville Tennessee and Brentwood
  • Nashville Top Dentist 2017 in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2008 AACD Outstanding Scientific Advancement in Cosmetic Dentistry Award
  • Selected as one of the Top Dentists in America - 2005 and 2010
  • 2001 AACD Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • 2005 Entrepreneur Award
  • Crown Council Best Dentist to Work For - 2008
Nashville Center for Aesthetic Dentistry
Dennis J. Wells, DDS
Daniel K. Weese, DMD

105 Powell Ct Ste 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
Call: 615-371-8878
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