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Dental Bridge Questions

Serving St. Joseph, Niles, South Bend, Kalamazoo and all of Southwest Michigan

Filling in a tooth gap is good for my smile appearance, but what other benefits does a bridge offer?

Choosing to replace a missing tooth with a dental bridge can have a positive effect on your entire mouth. The two dental crowns help strengthen and protect the anchoring teeth. The presence of the false tooth in between prevents these teeth from shifting.

A dental bridge makes it possible to bite down normally, which means you don’t have to avoid chewing in this area of the mouth. Bridges can also reduce the risk of gum disease, improve speech, and even correct bite problems that existed before you lost your tooth.

Finally, the new tooth is shaped to fit into your bite perfectly, thus providing support for corresponding upper or lower teeth and preventing alignment issues with your bite that could arise when a tooth is absent.

What if I want to fill in a missing tooth but cannot afford the cost of a dental bridge right now?

St. Joseph cosmetic dentist Dr. Sven Erickson prices his dental bridges very competitively. If you feel that the overall cost is prohibitive at this point, we would be happy to discuss our third-party dental financing plans with you. We are committed to helping you make your dental care fits into your budget so that you can enjoy optimal levels of oral health.

Will my new bridge stand out or fit in with my natural teeth?

We try to avoid using metal in our dental bridges, choosing only materials that mimic the qualities of your natural teeth. Porcelain and composite bridges are colored to match your natural tooth shade. These materials absorb and reflect light like enamel for a natural appearance that makes your false tooth inconspicuous.

What makes Dr. Erickson a good choice for my dental bridge?

Dr. Erickson has helped countless patients in St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, Michigan to eliminate the embarrassment caused by missing teeth. He is an experienced dental professional with an exceptional training background from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He and his team place a high priority on personalized service, which includes being available to patients both before and after procedures should any questions arise. He will go out of his way to make sure you have a good experience and that you are happy with your results.

What is my first step for having a dental bridge placed?

If you are tired of putting up with a tooth gap and you would like a permanent solution, find out more about dental bridges during a personal consultation with Dr. Erickson. We gladly accept new patients and would be happy to fill you in on all of the details at your convenience.

Please contact our St. Joseph cosmetic dentist today to schedule your appointment at Modern Dentistry Associates, serving patients in Southwest Michigan, St. Joseph and Kalamazoo, Michigan and Elkhart, Indiana.

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