A dental bridge “bridges” a gap between two teeth by anchoring itself to the healthy teeth on either side.
How long will a dental bridge last?
If you practice good oral hygiene habits, a dental bridge can last 10-15 years.
Why should I worry about a gap between my teeth?
A gap may create possible problems with other teeth. Your teeth can drift apart, misaligning your bite. Gaps provide more space for bacteria to congregate and reproduce, making you more prone to decay and infections. Leaving gaps untreated may cause diminished bone density in your jaw.
Using a dental bridge can help curb these affects and help you maintain long-term oral health, as well as restore your smile.
How does the dentist fit the bridge to my mouth?
Once your healthy teeth on either side of the gap have been prepped for dental crowns, your dentist will take a digital impression of your teeth and have our fully equipped laboratory fabricate your bridge.
What advantage does a bridge have over an implant?
Dental bridges are quicker, easier, and do not require surgery. Implants take up to 6 months to heal, whereas dental bridges are ready immediately. Some people may be a better candidate for a bridge than they are for a dental implant due to jawbone density problems.
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