Decay of tooth under bridge

My dentist tells me that bridge has to be removed, bad tooth filled and bridge replaced. The quoted cost will be about $3.350.00. I believe the fee is excessive.

Answer: Decay under a bridge

By Sarah h

The quote of $3,350.00 for a bridge involving three or more teeth is fair. The average cost of a single unit (tooth) is approximately $1000.00. The bridge must be completely removed, the remaining portion of the tooth restored, and a new impression taken to fabricate your bridge. To restore the tooth properly, this is the best option. Most dentists will give you a written and signed copy of the treatment plan to review. This will show you in detail each procedure code, description and fee. Once you both agree on the services the appointment will be scheduled and your bridge restored properly.