About Dental Bridges
When one or more of your teeth are missing, it's more than just a cosmetic issue — missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift out of place. This can result in more tension when biting, increased pain during chewing, or even the impairment of speech. A dental bridge restores the appearance and health of your mouth by covering the space created by a missing tooth or teeth with a false tooth, supported by either your natural teeth, dental implants, or a combination of both. At MINT dentistry, our skilled team of board-certified doctors and dental professionals offer dental bridges with the finest porcelain material to help restore your beautiful smile. If you have gaps in your smile, please schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry to learn more about your restoration options with dental bridges. Our dental bridges can help restore your oral health and give you a luminous, head-turning smile.
Best Candidates for Dental Bridges
Often, those with a missing tooth believe it is nothing more than a cosmetic issue. However, there are many consequences that a missing tooth or teeth can have on your overall oral health. The fact is, your mouth is carefully balanced and a missing tooth can affect the function of your mouth as well as your overall health. Over time, a large gap can cause your teeth to shift, creating bite problems (underbite, overbite, crossbite) and atrophy in your gums and jawbone. To support the restoration, your surrounding teeth need to be strong. You'll also need healthy gums and enough jawbone density. Our team will assess your mouth during your exam and consultation before creating a customized treatment plan to help you restore your smile.
What to Expect with Dental Bridges
After your teeth are prepped for the bridge, one of our skilled dental professionals will take digital x-rays and impressions of your teeth so your custom bridge can be crafted. If needed, a temporary bridge or restoration can be placed while your custom bridge is being made. Once your bridge is ready, your procedure will be scheduled by our support staff. Before beginning your procedure, you will be asked to relax in one of our plush, massaging treatment chairs. After putting on a pair of our MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones, the necessary areas of your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Other anesthesia or sedation options are available upon request if you have any dental anxieties or a strong gag reflex. The bridge will either be cemented in place or attached to dental implants, depending on the support chosen during your consultation. A member of our team will carefully adjust the fit of the bridge, so it feels right in your mouth and remains in place.
Dental Bridges Treatment Aftercare
You should notice an immediate improvement in the appearance and function of your teeth. If your bridge feels uncomfortable in the weeks following placement, you may need a follow-up at MINT dentistry. A member of our team will show you how to maintain your bridge, including how to clean it. It is crucial to keep your bridge and mouth clean since cavities can still develop underneath the restoration. With proper care, your bridge can last for many years. You should continue to schedule regular appointments at MINT dentistry for your annual dental exams and bi-annual dental cleanings. During your exams, our team will check the health and wear of your bridge to determine if it needs to be repaired or replaced.
The MINT Commitment
Dental restorations like bridges are typically covered, at least in part, by dental insurance. One of our team members will work with your insurance company to calculate your coverage and out-of-pocket costs. MINT dentistry accepts many forms of payment, including medical financing, which can be discussed during your consultation. Our team will also help you select the best bridge type and material to fit both your needs and budget.
MINT dentistry patients have the most beautiful, sexy and natural-looking smiles. We are committed to utilizing the best porcelain material available to provide bridges that looks seamless and attractive. To learn more about MINT dentistry’s commitment to creating gorgeous smiles, schedule your consultation today.
If you have a missing tooth or teeth, it can cause long-term complications if you don't seek treatment. Schedule a consultation with a member of our experienced dental team to learn more about dental bridge restorations and the different options to fit your specific needs. MINT dentistry is proud to offer high-quality dental restorations that can help improve the appearance and health of your smile. Contact our nearest state-of-the-art dental practice for more information and to schedule your appointment.