FAQs About Dental Bridges
- Posted on: Jan 30 2019
Unless you yourself are part of the dental industry, you probably aren’t quite familiar with what dental bridges are and how they work. Here at Dr. Slepchik office, we aren’t afraid of getting back to basics to help our patients understand a little bit more about the dental procedures that we offer. To help you understand dental bridges more, we have answered some frequently asked questions regarding this procedure.
FAQ: What Are Dental Bridges?
You know what a traditional bridge is that you drive or walkover, but a dental bridge isn’t something that you may know much about. Similar to a bridge that you drive over, 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 and they give them back their ability to chew and function like normal again.
Dental bridges aren’t for everyone but they may be worth considering. If you want to learn more about dental bridges, contact us at 514-875-7971.
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