Fixed Bridges

A Stable Solution that Renews Your Smile

Fixed-Bridges in Chaska Complete Your Smile

When you smile, do you only see what isn’t there? Do you think whenever you speak, everyone’s eyes are instantly drawn to the gap in your teeth? If you’ve ever had these thoughts, Dr. Thomas Meschke and Dr. Aaron Swingdorf can give you your teeth back and make your smile look even better than before. The next conversation you have can start the right way, and that’s with confidence.

How Is It Done?

You’re probably asking, “How can the dentist near me do this?”

Your self-image can quickly be restored with a fixed-bridge in Chaska. It is a small, natural-looking restoration that instantly and comfortably fills in the gaps in your smile. In addition to making you look and feel better about yourself, they also help your mouth functionally. Missing teeth can often cause the remaining ones to crowd and become misaligned, which can lead to unconscious teeth grinding and chronic pain. A fixed-bridge can correct all of this at once with a simple solution you can start getting today.

What Is A Fixed-Bridge?

It starts with two supporting crowns that are applied to your teeth around the space in your smile. These will be used to support one or two prosthetic teeth that sit on top of your gums, “bridging” the gap. These prosthetic teeth will blend seamlessly into the rest of your smile, and feel like they’ve always been there. Each fixed-bridge is custom-made for every patient to give them the best balance of both functionality and aesthetics. They work so well, in fact, that after a few days, most people do not even notice them.

What Is The Procedure Like?

Unlike other tooth replacement options such as dentures and dental implants, fixed-bridges require a minimal amount of time. The only thing you need to be a good candidate for one is enough healthy dental structure around your missing teeth to support it. If you don’t have enough, dental implants can help provide it.

The procedure to get a fixed-bridge typically only takes 2 easy visits, and involves 4 basic steps:

  • One of the doctors will examine your mouth and gums to make sure a fixed-bridge is the right solution for you.
  • If it is, he will begin by preparing the supporting teeth so they can fit the crowns that will hold the fixed-bridge in place.
  • He will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a local dental lab to design and fabricate your fixed-bridge.

Finally, you’ll return to the office to have it placed into your mouth.

The procedure is completely painless, and it usually only takes a week for your fixed-bridge to be made. During this time, you’ll wear a temporary one, so you can be assured that even after your first visit, you will get your teeth back. Once your fixed-bridge has been placed, the doctors will instruct you on the best way to take care of it. Maintenance is very straightforward, as regular brushing and flossing are all that is needed to keep it looking like new. This will help it, along with your new smile, last for decades.

Any Questions?

You can keep worrying about your incomplete smile and wait for your teeth to slowly become crooked and painful, or you can start getting a fixed-bridge today. Which sounds better to you? You can finally get your confidence back, and that’s truly priceless.

If you’d like to know more about fixed-bridges, or want to schedule a consultation today, please give us a call.

I brought my daughter, 10 years old, to the clinic yesterday. Was blown away by how east to work with all of the staff. Wendy at the front desk was wonderfully warm and inviting. The hygienist we had, Erin, was wonderful with my daughter. She was very engaging. We had Dr. Swingdorf as our dentist and he was amazing. Talked to my daughter instead of to me, which I LOVE! He addressed all of our concerns and was very approachable. Would recommend them to anyone looking for an outstanding dental clinic!

I want to state how fortunate I am - and I am certain everyone else of Dr. Meschke's patients - to have such an outstanding and most capable person as Dr. Tom Meschke as our dentist. I am certain Dr. Meschke has to be one of the very best dentists in the entire state of Minnesota. He is personable with his patients, he is genuinely interested in correcting and resolving your dental issue. I know he has made a big difference in my dental health from where I started with him about 20 years ago to where I am today which is in positive dental health. There are many good dentists in Minnesota, I am certain, but I do not believe that Dr. Meshke could be ranked below any of them. He is truly the best! - Steve W.

Fantastic dental experience! The office staff have always treated me with respect and care. Dr. Swingdorf is the best dentist I've ever seen. Highly recommend! - Ross N.

Really enjoy coming in, the doctors and the entire staff are more engaged and concerned which makes the atmosphere much more friendly and less transactional. The atmosphere was only one facet that made the experience great, I went for a basic appointment but it felt tailored to my needs more so that with other dentists I've gone to. Would definitely recommend to friends and family - Christopher S.

Life changer for me! I had missing teeth and bone loss for years and Dr. Meschke came up with a plan for implants. I can chew with the right side of my mouth again for the first time in over 10 years! Our family of 9 is lucky to have him for a dentist. Professional, Innovative, Caring, & Affordable. Thanks Dr. Meschke!!! - Scott F.

Dr. Swingdorf, I wanted to thank you and Linda and the rest of Chaska Dental's staff for all your courtesy and care to make sure my dental and overall health continue to be excellent. - Camille

Thank you Dr. Swingdorf for your time and attention when I came in for my 6 month check up. I very much appreciate all you do for my and the health of my dental care. I cannot thank you enough!

The receptionists are helpful and courteous, the hygienists are patient, gentle, knowledgeable and very nice. We've been coming here for years and have no intentions on going anywhere else.

One too many kernels of Kettle Korn at the Twins game this past weekend. I called CDC first thing Monday morning and was in the chair for molar restoration within a half hour. Now that's accommodation. Thank you! Go TWINS!

As much as it is contradictory to say; You make dentist visits/work enjoyable! Thanks again and...I always refer my friends your way for a great dentist!

Tom, Thank you so much for your honesty & integrity. I had no idea of your warranty or even that this tooth had been worked on before or when. This will not go unnoticed in the community. I've already told several people of your honesty and quality of work & will continue to do so. - Luke

Dear Tom, Thank you for your care and concern for me - I appreciate your professional pride in your excellent work - even when you make a patient wait. Thank goodness you did have new caps made. I LOVE MY NEW TEETH. Best wishes to you and your family - you are special. XOXO-Susan

The dental care from Dr. Meschke and his staff is the best I've received in my adult years. They are professional, thorough, and make the experience something to look forward to (which is a hard thing to do, given that it's dental work and generally, not an enjoyable experience).
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Just a note to say a sincere Thank You for the beautiful work you did on my front tooth, the "prettiest" tooth in my mouth. Yes, Betty, my sister-in-law was informed. I'll show it off Saturday at a wedding shower!
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