About Dental Bridges
Losing a tooth or multiple teeth is more than just a cosmetic problem — gaps allow other teeth to move out of alignment. This can cause increased tension on your enamel, increased pain while chewing, or impaired speech. A bridge improves the health and appearance of your mouth by filling in gaps with a false tooth that is supported by either your natural teeth, dental implants, or both. Our experienced team of dental professionals offers dental bridges made with the finest porcelain to help restore your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, schedule an appointment at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX to get more information about bridges. Our dental bridges can rejuvenate your mouth and give you a stunning smile.
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Best Candidates for Dental Bridges
Many times, patients with a missing tooth or teeth think it is only a cosmetic problem. However, there are many consequences that a missing tooth or teeth will have on your dental health. Your teeth are carefully balanced so gaps can impact the health and function of your mouth. Over time, a large gap can allow your teeth to move, creating bite problems (a crossbite, overbite, or underbite), as well as atrophy in your gums and jawbone. To support the restoration, your surrounding teeth should be strong. You'll also need enough strength and density in your gums and jaw. The team of professionals at MINT dentistry will evaluate your teeth during your annual exam and consultation to help us create a personalized treatment plan that will restore your smile.
What to Expect with Dental Bridges
After your teeth are prepped for the restoration, your MINT dentistry team will take digital x-rays and impressions of your teeth so your bridge can be made. To protect your teeth, a temporary restoration can be placed while your custom restoration is completed. When your bridge is sent back to our lab, you will come back to have your bridge put in. Before beginning your appointment, you will be asked to relax in a massaging treatment chair. After putting on a pair of our MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones, the selected areas of your mouth will be numbed with local anesthesia to reduce discomfort. Stronger anesthesia or sedation options are available for a strong gag reflex or anxiety about the procedure. The bridge will either be cemented in place or attached to dental implants based on the support chosen during your initial consultation. A member of our team will adjust the fit of your restoration to make sure it stays comfortable and in place.
Dental Bridges Treatment Aftercare
Once your bridge is in place, you should notice an improvement in the function of your teeth and the appearance of your smile. If your mouth feels uncomfortable after the initial placement, you may need a follow-up at MINT dentistry. Your team will show you how to care for your bridge, including how to clean it. It's important to keep your bridge and mouth clean since buildup and cavities can still form underneath the restoration. With optimal care, your bridge should last for many years. You should continue to schedule regular appointments at MINT dentistry for your annual dental exam and twice-yearly dental cleanings. At your checkups, your dentist will assess the health and wear of your bridge to determine if it should be fixed or if you need a new one.
The MINT Commitment
Bridges and other dental restorations are usually covered, fully or partially, if you are using dental insurance. Our team will contact your insurance company to determine your benefits and remaining costs. MINT dentistry accepts many payment methods, including low-interest financing, which will be reviewed during your first appointment. Your dentist will help you select the best type and material of the bridge to fit both your needs and budget. MINT dentistry is committed to utilizing the highest quality materials to provide bridges that make your smile seamless and attractive.
When you're missing a tooth or teeth, it can lead to more than just a cosmetic problem if you do not seek treatment. Schedule an appointment with a board-certified doctor at MINT dentistry to learn more about dental bridge restorations and the different options to match your needs and goals. MINT dentistry is happy to place custom dental restorations that can improve your oral health and appearance. Contact our state-of-the-art dental practice in Friendswood, TX to schedule a consultative appointment.