When you learn about different tooth replacement options, one of the tricky details can include candidacy. For instance, you may like what you read and hear about dental bridges but you might be scratching your head when it comes to determining whether you qualify. Fortunately, we have the information you need to discover whether you’re a candidate.
Checking Off The Qualification Boxes
For some tooth replacement treatments, as long as you are missing the right number of teeth or some other qualification, you’re likely a shoe-in. When it comes to dental bridges, however, you will need to say “yes” to multiple qualifications in order to become a good candidate. Don’t worry, there’s nothing serious or elite going on here. Bridges just happen to address specific tooth loss patterns, so consider the following:
- You will only qualify if you are missing one tooth (or up to three teeth)
- Multiple missing teeth must be missing all in a row
- You will need healthy natural teeth on either side of the opening in your smile on which we will bond the bridge
Right For You?
Remember that even if you seem to be a perfect candidate for a dental bridge, you don’t know for certain whether you’ve found the best match for your needs until you visit us. It’s possible you don’t know about other options. It’s possible something else will work much better. Or, it’s possible you’ve chosen the ideal tooth replacement solution for your every need. To get started on whichever solution ends up being right for you, schedule your first appointment in your complete smile journey.
ABOUT YOUR LAKE ORION, MI, DENTIST:
At Lake Orion Family Dentistry, Dr. Brad Greenfield works to improve patients’ wellbeing, as well as their oral health, and he is proud to offer holistic, 100% metal-free dentistry. To learn more, or to schedule a dental appointment, call our office in Lake Orion, MI, today at 248-693-6213. We proudly welcome patients and families from around Lake Orion, MI, as well as Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.