Bridges: The Questions You Haven’t Asked (But Should)

It’s one thing, of course, to realize that a dental bridge is probably a more than suitable selection for you once you’ve experienced tooth loss. However, when you have questions that hang about and that remain unanswered, you can often find yourself in a bit of a pickle: You think that a bridge will solve your problem but the information you’re still curious about is preventing you from pursuing your teeth replacement any further. This is no good! Remember that if you have questions for our Cleveland, TX team, you should always ask them. Let us help you get started, so you’re that much closer to a complete grin.

Question: What If My Surrounding Teeth Aren’t Super Healthy?

You may want to talk with us about the current health of your smile if you really want a dental bridge but you are worried that the teeth that will support that bridge aren’t going to be healthy enough to do so. In some cases, those teeth may simply need to be restored to their full health. In other cases, they may not offer enough support. So, what to do you ask? Good question! Remember that you may choose a different prosthetic, such as a partial. Or, you may talk with us about selecting an implant bridge. This is a choice in which the placement of dental implant posts will give your bridge the foundation it needs (and may include the removal of your damaged anchor teeth first, if they need it).

Question: How Can I Choose Between A Bridge And Partial?

This is a question our team wishes that patients would ask more frequently because we know it is often a major source of confusion. First, we recognize that you may not know the difference between the two (remember that a dental bridge is fixed but a partial denture is a prosthetic that you may remove). Next, it can be a hard choice. However, when you spend some time talking with us about your smile, your goals, and your preferences, we can usually offer you the information you’re missing that will make this final decision so much easier to make. You’ll never know until you ask!

Learn More About Your Potential Dental Bridge Decision

If you’ve been thinking about choosing a dental bridge for your smile but you feel you need more information, we invite you to set up a visit! Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.