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Sometimes dental restorations can be confusing and even a bit overwhelming. If this is the case for you, you’re not alone. These feelings usually develop because you don’t know much about the restoration or the treatment involved. This typically creates a lot of questions. So, to help you answer those questions and know a little more about dental bridges in Tucson, Arizona, our dentist, Dr. Lawrence Gerhart, is happy to give you some answers.

What makes someone a good candidate for a dental bridge?

Generally, anyone who has one or more missing teeth is a good candidate for a dental bridge. However, the surrounding teeth need to be healthy and strong because they will anchor the bridge in the mouth. So, if you have a gap in your smile that is surrounded by healthy chompers, you are a good candidate.

What can a dental bridge do for me?

A dental bridge can help you, your smile, and your oral health in many ways. It can replace your missing tooth, which can give you a complete smile and boost your self-esteem. It can give you a functional mouth, which can help you eat and talk much easier. It can help you avoid tooth misalignment, and it can help you love your appearance once again.

Does placing a dental bridge hurt?

No, placing a dental bridge in the mouth does not cause any pain, especially because your dentist numbs your mouth beforehand. However, you might feel a little pressure during treatment.

Do you have additional questions that weren’t included in this blog? If so, please don’t be afraid to contact our dental team at Lawrence Gerhart DDS. When you dial 520-326-5442, we will be more than happy to help you.