Do you want to replace your missing teeth, so you can feel good about your smile and yourself again – but you aren’t quite sure which prosthetic is right for you? If you have spent time researching ways to replace one or just a few teeth, you may have come across the benefits of a dental bridge. For patients seeking a budget-friendly, fixed tooth replacement solution, a bridge may suit your needs quite well. For answers to additional questions, we encourage you to breeze through an informative Q&A session. Of course, we also invite you to schedule a consultation, so we can provide personalized care.
Questions and Answers: Dental Bridges
Question: How many years can I expect for my dental bridge to remain in place and continue to function?
Answer: Great news! You can expect long wear out of your bridge, so you can say goodbye to tooth loss and hello to a lovely, full grin. In most instances, a bridge will last for around 10 to 15 years, as long as you keep up with your dental hygiene and your preventive visits.
Question: How do I know if I qualify for a dental bridge or if another dental prosthetic is a better idea for my smile?
Answer: As a general rule of thumb, a bridge will replace one tooth or a maximum of three teeth that are next to one another. For a final determination of whether you qualify, you will need to schedule a visit for a consultation with us. We can then provide you with details about the prosthetic best for your needs.
Question: Will I be able to care for my bridge without much extra effort when compared with my usual dental hygiene routine?
Answer: Yes. Caring for a dental bridge requires the usual twice daily brushing and once daily flossing. To clean between the artificial teeth and your gum tissue, we will give you some tips and demos – don’t worry, this is quite simple to accomplish.