How Long Does a Dental Bridge Last?
Missing teeth are embarrassing. Regardless of the cause of your missing teeth, if you have missing teeth—especially towards the front of your mouth—you may be self-conscious about smiling, speaking, and engaging with others. Fortunately, there is a solution available: a dental bridge can restore your smile and your confidence. Here’s an overview of everything that you should know about dental bridges, including for how long a dental bridge is estimated to last. To learn more, reach out to Distinctive Dental Solutions directly.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a collection of one (or more) false teeth that is secured in the mouth. The bridge of teeth is fastened to healthy teeth on either side of the missing teeth. A dental bridge, once secured, looks and feels like natural teeth, and provides both aesthetic and functional benefits.
Who’s a Good Candidate for a Dental Bridge
In order to be a good candidate for a dental bridge, a patient must have healthy teeth on either side of the missing teeth onto which the dental bridge can be secured. If the patient does not have healthy teeth, then other cosmetic dentistry options will need to be considered. Anyone who has healthy teeth adjacent to missing teeth may be a good candidate for a dental bridge. Other tooth replacement options include dentures and dental implants.
For How Long Will a Dental Bridge Last?
One of the benefits of a dental bridge compared to dentures is that a bridge is a semi-permanent solution to missing teeth. A dental bridge will not move and is not removable once it’s secured in place, and it will look and function just like natural teeth. What’s more, a dental bridge will last for years before it needs to be replaced. The average dental bridge will last for between 5-7 years, although some patients with great oral hygiene habits are able to maintain their dental bridges for up to 10 years.
How Can I Learn More About a Dental Bridge?
If you have missing teeth and are looking for cosmetic dentistry solutions, the first step is to schedule an appointment with our dentists. Our professional dentists will conduct a thorough examination and make a determination about the best course of action. We will explain to you your options and guide you through the differences between dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants.
To learn more about dental bridges and to see if you’re a good candidate, schedule an appointment with Distinctive Dental Solutions today. We are accepting new patients.