When A Bridge Isn’t For You (And What To Do)

Maybe you automatically assume that since you’re dealing with partial tooth loss, a dental bridge is what you need. In some instances, you might be correct. However, it’s also entirely possible that you’ll discover your particular case is not something we can treat with a bridge. Does that mean you’ll be without options, you wonder? Also, what exactly differentiates a person who qualifies from one who is not a candidate? Not to worry! We can answer your questions and help get you on track toward a full smile within a matter of minutes. Learn more!

Why You’re Not Qualifying

Generally speaking, the main reason you may not qualify for a dental bridge is the fact that the issues it can treat don’t line up with what you’re experiencing. Translation: You’re missing more than three teeth but a bridge can only replace three. Or, you’re missing teeth that are not resting side-by-side but a bridge can only replace those that are next to one another. Of course, you’ll also need healthy anchor teeth, so sometimes, your smile is just not prepared to support a bridge.

What You Can Do About It

Okay, so you’re not a wonderful candidate for a dental bridge. Fortunately, you’re not without other solutions to replace your teeth that you have lost. Instead, you may wish to consider dental implants (which will replace your roots, too). Or, you can rely on a partial denture for quick replacement in the form of a removable prosthetic. Come in for a consultation and we will walk you through all of the possibilities.

Come In To Replace Missing Teeth

Remember that when you need treatment for tooth loss, we offer a broad variety of options to help you restore your smile to completion. All you have to do is come in! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.