We often discover that patients get an idea in their heads and then have a hard time shaking that thought. For instance, perhaps during your research for a way to replace your missing teeth, you decided that a dental bridge is right for your needs. Then, during a visit with us, we informed you that you do not qualify for a bridge. Rather than feel defeated, we suggest you remain completely optimistic. You see, there are other extraordinary treatments that will guide you toward a complete, dazzling smile.
Why You Don’t Qualify
You might not qualify for a dental bridge for some very simple reasons, most of which are completely out of anyone’s control. Remember that qualifying for a particular treatment first relies on the configuration of your teeth. Consider the following requirements you must meet for a bridge:
- You must be missing a single tooth, two teeth next to each other, or three teeth in a row – we cannot replace more than three teeth with a bridge
- Again, your multiple missing teeth must sit next to one another or a bridge won’t work
- You must want a fixed prosthetic
- You will need natural teeth that are healthy enough to support the bridge, since we bond it to natural tooth tissue
What You Can Do
Now what? Well, you may consider a partial denture if you are actually looking for a removable prosthetic or if you are missing multiple teeth that do not rest side-by-side. If you are missing a full arch of teeth, you may select a full denture. Or, if you are interested in replacing individual teeth or supporting a larger device with additional stability, it’s time you look into dental implants. Schedule a visit with us, so we can quickly point you in the right direction.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.