Dental Bridges Fix A Problem And Prevent Others

Don’t put off replacing a missing tooth – it could lead to a whole lot of other problems for you down the road if you don’t do something about it now. If you have a gap in your smile and want to do something about it soon, call Northwest Dental Group at 507-216-6252 to book a consultation for a dental bridge.

We have two dentist offices in Rochester, MN for you to choose from. Regardless of which one you visit, you’ll be treated top-notch care from a friendly team. Northwest Dental Group has Has served Rochester, MN and surrounding communities for over five decades, so you can rest assured we have the experience and know-how necessary to care for your smile.

We have some minor differences in hours at the two locations, but both offices are open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Our location at 1615 14th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901 even offers some Saturday hours so you don’t have to worry about shifting your workweek schedule.

Thanks to our two locations, five dentists, and flexible hours, we have a same-day dental service guarantee. If you are feeling pain because of a severely damaged or missing tooth, don’t hesitate to call us right away!

We also accept a wide variety of payment options, including in-house payment plans, so you can pay for the dental services you need and experience less financial stress. We even offer a five percent discount on any treatment if you are able to pay in full with cash or check on the day of service!

Get A Dental Bridge To Fix Your Issue & Avoid Future Ones

A missing tooth can be a major pain, but for some people, it’s bearable for quite a while.

Maybe the tooth you’ve lost is in the back of your mouth and can’t even be seen when you smile, so you don’t feel compelled to replace it. No one can tell but you anyway, so if you don’t mind, maybe you don’t think it’s a big deal.

Or maybe your reluctance to replace a missing tooth has less to do with cosmetic concerns and more to do with your “good enough” oral function. Perhaps you’ve lost a tooth but are still able to eat without much discomfort. Even if you do experience some pain while chewing, so long as you remember to chew harder foods on the other side of your mouth, you can manage fine.

While we would caution you to change your viewpoint if you identify with the examples above, we also want to make it clear to you that replacing a missing tooth isn’t just about your current oral function and appearance. Not replacing a missing tooth can also lead to other dental issues in the future.

For example, if you do nothing about a missing tooth, the pearly whites surrounding the gap may gradually shift out of place. This occurs for a few different reasons. For one thing, your teeth actually do a lot to keep each other in line because of how close they are to each other. Your mouth could also be trying to compensate for the gap by shifting your teeth slightly.

When you lose a tooth, you also lose the tooth root. Because that area of your jaw is no longer engaged during chewing, your jawbone may start to deteriorate as well.

It’s also important to know that your other teeth will be put under extra stress when you lose a tooth or multiple teeth. Eventually, this could cause some serious damage and lead to more tooth loss.

To prevent a bad situation from getting worse, we can replace a tooth or multiple, adjacent teeth with a dental bridge. Your replacement tooth will work great and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your chompers because we will carefully color-match it.

To ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible, we have invested in some of the most state-of-the-art dental tools available. These technologies allow us to plan and perform your treatments with precision.

We also want you to stay comfortable during your visit, so we provide various amenities to help you relax, including:

  • TVs and headphones
  • Cozy pillows and blankets
  • Refreshments, including coffee and tea
  • Dental sedation options to help relieve dental anxiety

Get your full smile back by replacing damaged or missing teeth with a dental bridge from Northwest Dental Group! For a consultation, call 507-216-6252, use our online form, or stop by one of our two easy-to-find Rochester, MN dentist office locations.