FAQs About Dental Bridges
- Posted on: Jan 30 2019
To help you understand dental bridges more, we have listed some frequently asked questions that our patients have asked us.
FAQ: What Are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge helps to bridge the gap between two spaces. More specifically, dental bridges are single-piece prosthetics that have a false tooth or teeth attached to them which replace missing teeth. To help bridge that gap, a dental bridge has crowns on either side of it that connect to existing teeth and serve as anchors.
FAQ: How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Much like other dental fixtures, dental bridges are not permanent. The lifespan of your bridge depends on the health of your surrounding teeth and your jawbone. If these remain healthy, most dental bridges last anywhere from 10-15 years on average.
FAQ: What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
If you have a missing tooth, it can cause a variety of issues in your mouth including bone decay and it can even make your existing teeth move. To prevent either of these things from happening, Dr. Slepchik may recommend either a dental bridge or dental implants. One of the things that patients tend to really like about dental bridges is that they are more affordable than dental implants. Patients regain their ability to chew and function normally again.
Dental bridges are one option if you need to replace missing teeth. If you want to learn more about dental bridges or other options to replace missing teeth, contact us at 514-875-7971or email us at [email protected].
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