Gentle Dental of Blue Bell
790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 103, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Compare the Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges

Do you want to replace missing teeth and are considering dental bridges? Don’t make your dental decision without reading this expert guide.

The Pros of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges have become one of the most common and convenient dental care options for replacing missing teeth. Dental bridges involve placing two crowns around the gap created by missing teeth that serve as anchors for the replacement teeth filling in the gap. Dental bridges offer a number of benefits, including:

  • May only require one visit to your dental care practice for placement if all the teeth being replaced have been extracted or naturally lost.
  • No bone grafting is needed to strengthen poor bone structure.
  • Lower cost than dental implants, particularly if you need to have multiple replaced.

The Uh-Ohs of Dental Bridges

Dental bridges have many positive attributes, but they also have some negative aspects. It’s important to understand their drawbacks before replacing teeth with this treatment. The following are issues you may consider:

  • Since dental bridges are supported by crowns on adjacent teeth, placing the crowns is likely to damage the healthy tooth structure and put a great deal of pressure on these teeth.
  • You may experience later gum and bone recession because dental bridges do not replace the roots in the bone of missing teeth. This can call for later costly treatments, which can be pricey even with an affordable dentist.
  • Dental bridges must be replaced every 10 to 15 years, which can be costly, even with an affordable dentist. This can make the longer-lasting dental implants much more cost-effective over time.

Talk to your dentists about your dental and personal needs to see if dental bridges are your smile solution.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Blue Bell, call Gentle Dental of Blue Bell today at (267) 439-4912 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Blue Bell. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Blue Bell, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Blue Bell.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
No pain, comfortable the whole time.
Anonymous
A very good visit as scheduled activities were timely and Fern's services were outstanding.
Daniel R.
Dr. Wendy and her assistant were amazing. I was very nervous about the procedure, and they made me feel comfortable and relaxed.
Allison F.
I was taken right away, treated professionally and curtiously. Donna is great!
Joann C.
There was no wait. I was seen at my appointment time. I saw Dr Andelin for my first visit and Dr Amrute on my second visit. They were both awesome. […]
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Jason H.
Very patient freindy environment, always ask you are you OK? while servicing your teeth:-)
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Your staff was very professional. I received excellent quality service at a fair price. Thank You, Dr. Martin Kalish
Martin K.
Very good professional dental service and i am very pleased for over 2 years.
Thomas M.
Efficient, courtesy and helpful! Pleasant experience all around!
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Very professional and courteous staff.
Troy T.
Jackie did an excellent job!
Xiaoqiu Z.
I was very pleased with the service and treatment.
John H.
I thought the root canal was done very effectively and quickly.Swelling went down in 3 days still somewhat touchy when I chew on that side. I'll be […]
Duane K.
Everyone is so kind ......
Donna M.
Very professional went out of their way to make me feel comfortable.
Michael R.
I had a bone graft on 10/3 for a new crown. Dr. Craig was the surgeon who operated on me. He was wonderful. He told me everything he was going to do […]
Marie H.
This was my first visit to Gentle Dental as my wife had gone there and recommended them. I was treated with Respect, patience, and consideration as I […]
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Anonymous
Great dentist and staff. I have never waited more than a few minutes and the entire staff is friendly and makes sure you are comfortable.
Anonymous
As usual everyone was great and did a great job -- I was comfortable through out
Stephen D.
I was great
Geantania Y.
Mary Beth & Dr Anrute both did an outstanding job.
Hampton R.
The doctor and staff were very nice, caring and informative.
Alison C.
I needed to change my scheduled 6 month appointment due to my work schedule and Gental Dental was able to change with no hesitation. Besides getting […]
James P.
this has been one of the best dentists that i have been to. i have a lot of work that needs to be done and the doctors that are in this practice are […]
Charles B.
Always a great experience. Staff is very good.
Alexander D.
Excellent service on an emergency appt....
Elizabeth R.
The office was neat, the dentist took his time, was gentle & patiently explained my options and the young lady at the front desk was efficient and […]
Merit H.
It was amazingly nice for a Dentist visit, I had a major scraping and cleaning with absolutely no pain. My Dentist Donna was as your name says […]
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Office staff are friendly, courteous and efficient.
Bernadette G.
had very pleasant visit, impressions came out ok...teeth stayed in...
Joseph F.
The staff are very nice and professional. I am glad I chose to make an appointment with Gentle Dental!
Anonymous
Prices good - very affordable. Staff very nice & helpful - all questions answered. No hi-pressure sales, just legitimate advice based on your needs. […]
Amy W.
Fast appointments and fast service!
Jacqueline V.
It was a good experience. They made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure and I was happy with the results.
Ellen E.
Gentle Dental @ Blue Bell, PA is absolutely the best!!
Anonymous
Staff very friendly, good timing,no long waits
Mildred T.
the doctor is pleasant and respectable.
Anonymous
I have already recommended this Gentle Dentle to my neighbor who is also now a patient.
John H.
Painless - Dr. Amrut is very caring and explains everything - and he's very skilled.
Amy W.
The service I needed was completed quickly and painlessly. I have gotten crows before and it took much longer to complete. Great job!!
Matthew M.
Excellent care and customer service!
Rita A.
Excellent experience. Staff so nice and accommodating. Dr Asmute is the best
Anonymous
I was taken on time, and Donna, who I have had the past few times, is very gentle.
Joann C.
Start to finish, everything was great. I've had a lot of work done this year and the entire team is great at what they do. From the time I walk in to […]
John T.
Awesome experience
April B.
Was in and out within an hour having 2 large cavities filled. My dentist was very friendly and nicely explained what he was doing while he was […]
Stephen L.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (267) 439-4912
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