Restorative dental bridges available in Canton, OH at Minter Dentistry

Dental Bridges in Canton, OH

Missing multiple teeth can pose various problems for your oral health. It can affect your ability to chew and speak properly, making it challenging to enjoy your favorite foods and communicate confidently. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift out of their proper position, leading to misalignment and bite problems. At Minter Dentistry, we offer high-quality dental bridge services to help restore your smile and improve your overall well-being.

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What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a restorative dental treatment designed to replace missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics, supported by dental crowns placed on adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Bridging the gap prevents the remaining natural teeth from shifting out of their proper positions, thus maintaining the alignment of your bite. The fixed dental bridge mimics the color and shape of your natural teeth, restoring the aesthetics of your smile as well.

Why Would I Need a Dental Bridge?

If you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can be an excellent solution. Bridges can address the following issues:

  • Missing Teeth – A dental bridge is specifically designed to fill the space created by missing teeth.
  • Esthetic Concerns- A dental bridge can replace a missing front tooth while changing the color or shape of adjacent teeth, enhancing the esthetics of a smile
  • Difficulty in Chewing and Speaking – Missing teeth can make it challenging to chew food properly or articulate words.
  • Shifting Teeth – A dental bridge helps prevent shifting caused by missing teeth, maintaining the alignment of your teeth.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

A dental bridge offers numerous advantages. They can improve self-confidence by replacing missing teeth and altering the shape and color of adjacent teeth, enhancing a smile.  They restore function by providing a greater ability to bite and chew properly.  They stabilize teeth adjacent to a space, preventing tooth movement and subsequent changes to alignment and the bite. Dental bridges provide a long-lasting solution that addresses the functional and aesthetic problems that missing teeth create.

Dental Bridge Procedure

The first step is a consultation with our experienced dental team. During this visit, we will examine your oral health, evaluate your specific needs, and determine if a dental bridge is the right solution for you. The next step is tooth preparation which involves modifying teeth adjacent to the space so that they can be crowned.  After tooth preparation, a highly accurate digital impression is made to create your custom dental bridge.  A temporary bridge is then made to protect the prepared teeth. Once your custom dental bridge is ready, you will return for your final appointment. We will remove the temporary bridge and carefully cement the final bridge. After the bridge placement, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your new dental bridge.

Is it Painful to Get a Dental Bridge?

During the dental bridge procedure, local anesthesia is used to numb the treated area.  This ensures you do not experience any pain or discomfort during the tooth preparation or bridge placement. We also offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation options for patients who are nervous or apprehensive. At Minter Dentistry, we prioritize your comfort and strive to provide a pain-free experience throughout the entire process.

How long do Bridges Last?

Dental bridges are a durable and long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, a well-crafted dental bridge can last for many years. On average, dental bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years or even longer. The lifespan of a dental bridge depends on various factors, including oral hygiene, diet, and habits.

Cost of Dental Bridges

If you’re considering a dental bridge to replace missing teeth, we invite you to schedule an initial consultation at Minter Dentistry in Canton, OH. Don’t let missing teeth affect your self-confidence or oral function. Dr. Minter and our experienced dental team are here to guide you throughout the process, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

Schedule an Appointment for an Evaluation 

Dr. Minter and his experienced team take the time to evaluate and diagnose each individual situation properly.  They will work hard to communicate, answer any questions and provide competent care during the entire experience. If you think you need a dental crown, please contact us to schedule an appointment at Minter Dentistry in Canton, Ohio.