Dental Bridge Questions: Am I A Candidate?

The good news is that we offer dental bridges to help you restore your smile after tooth loss comes in and takes away a tooth (or two, or three). The not so wonderful news might be that you think you want a bridge but you don’t really know much about candidacy. As a result, instead of taking care of the issue and regaining a complete smile, you’re stuck trying to figure out what to do next! The answer, of course, is to learn more about the details with our Q&A and then to give us a call.

Questions and Answers: Bridges

Question: What are the essential prerequisites to qualify for a dental bridge?

Answer: The bottom line with qualifying for bridges is that you can only replace up to three teeth and they must all rest next to each other (you cannot replace open spaces that are spread apart by teeth).

Question: How do I personally decide if I prefer a dental bridge or a partial denture? Aren’t they basically the same thing?

Answer: They are similar but not identical. If you qualify for either, you may focus on whether you want a fixed device (bridge) or removable device (denture).

Question: What will I need to do to find out for sure whether or not I qualify for a dental bridge?

Answer: You don’t have to do anything but call our office, schedule a consultation with us, and show up. We will take care of the rest by examining your smile, talking with you about your tooth replacement options, and drafting a care plan.


Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.