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.

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I recommended Gentle Dental to my friend. She is as happy with the staff and service as I am!!
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I have had excellent experiences with this office.
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Donna is personable and friendly. The dentist always explains things and makes me feel comfortable.
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Jackie is the best!
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Excellent care and service
Daniel R.
The hygienist was kind, easy going, and she didn’t even have to call Dr K in
April M.
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Great service, friendly staff.
Joyce H.
Char just cleaned my teeth and she was awesome! My teeth looked amazing after and she was so sweet and funny! I hope she cleans my teeth next time too:)
Rebecca S.
Estelle at the front desk was very professional and customer centric. Tara was amazing! I was in and out of there in 45 minutes including x-rays and meeting with the doctor. Good thorough job.
Greg W.
Donna the hygienist is the best in the business. Your front desk is outstanding
Deborah B.
Great care from the dentist. Professional staff.
Richard C.
I’ve been coming to Gentle Dental for 7 years and love it. The hygienist and dentist are very skilled and very friendly and kind. I couldn’t be more happy and pleased with my dental care. […]
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The expertise, professionalism, respectful manner of all with whom I met, but especially Dr. A. & Mary Beth.
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Really nice practice!
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Nice staff, cleanliness, the dentist explained everything I asked.
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Great service and great professional people
Robert L.
Such a wonderful place. Always accommodating. Terry is my favorite, she was awesome with my sensitive teeth. You rock!!
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Pleasant, relaxing experience. Hygienist is awesome. Dentist spent a lot of time with me answering my questions.
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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 11:00 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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