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3 Types of Patients Who Need a Dental Bridge Replacement

May 30, 2022
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Dental bridges are one of the most popular tools for restoring a smile. Patients love that dental bridges are low-maintenance. If properly cared for, they can last for decades. However, even the best bridges will wear down over time. And with advances in dental technology, there can be other benefits to replacing a bridge early. So who is the right candidate for a dental bridge replacement? It depends on a few different factors. Below, we’ll share three types of patients who will benefit from a dental bridge replacement.

Patients Experiencing Discomfort

Of course, many patients are proactive when it comes to their oral care. However, others ignore their symptoms until they become unbearable. If a patient is experiencing tooth sensitivity, pain, or bite changes, then they might need a dental bridge replacement. Encourage them to make this decision early, as it will save them discomfort and potential oral surgery complications.

Patients With Partial Dentures

Partial dentures (also known as removable dental bridges) are a great option for patients with a weak jaw or other oral health issues. They are also inexpensive and non-invasive, making them perfect for patients who want to complete their smile with minimal work. However, many patients find themselves growing frustrated with removable devices. Therefore, it’s worth explaining to patients that a permanent dental bridge replacement, while initially more invasive, is actually far easier to care for as time goes on.

Patients With Older Devices

Of course, bridge technology has come a long way in recent years. Newer bridges use higher quality materials and can also provide a more subtle look. If your patient has an older bridge, then they might benefit from a dental bridge replacement. This is a great way to prepare for the future and help to protect the mouth before their current bridge wears down.

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