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The cost of a cantilever bridge will depend on the amount of teeth crowned and replaced. For instance, if you are replacing a missing front tooth and crowning two teeth behind the missing one, the cantilever bridge is 3 "units". If your dentist charges $1000 per unit, this 3 unit bridge would cost $3000.
Indications for cantilever bridges are very limited; therefore, it is essential that you determine if this is the appropriate treatment plan for your situation and that the supporting tooth is strong enough for this type of tooth replacement. Often cantilever bridges are used to replace an upper lateral incisor with the cuspid serving as the abutment.
Fees for any dental service may vary depending on where you live or where your dentist is located (area of country, urban, suburban, center of town, etc.). In addition there are always going to be a range of fees for the same service. This may depend on the experience of the dental practitioner, materials used, esthetic demands of the procedure and complexity of the treatment or procedure.
The above factors certainly apply to crown and bridge procedures.
You may be able to find average fees for dental treatment in your area, but as with most other things just because a product or service may be the cheapest, does not necessarily mean it is the best. Also, you must feel confident in the dentist providing your care.
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