Dental bridges are great teeth replacement options. They are a combination of dental crowns and a permanent tooth (pontic) that is attached to existing teeth or implants. Patients may choose them due to affordability and permanence. They are cemented in place and therefore do not require removal. This makes them feel like a natural choice as patients are able to care for their mouth normally.
Why should I consider replacing my missing teeth?
A lot of patients think replacing missing teeth is a cosmetic concern and ignore it. However, it is more than cosmetics. Missing teeth can cause more dental work and it deteriorates the jawbone. People with missing teeth tend to suffer from gum disease and tooth decay more than those with a full set of teeth. This is because missing teeth leaves the remaining teeth more vulnerable to bacteria buildup. The existing teeth can also shift unnaturally. In addition, the jawbone deteriorates which changes the mouth’s shape. Aside from those issues, patients also are unable to chew effectively or speak clearly. Replacing missing teeth is more about improving your quality of life. Gaining a confident smile is just an added bonus.
How long can dental bridges last?
Dental bridges can last from 5 to 15 years before needing a replacement. Your dental care efforts will benefit its lifespan. As always, brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Preventing dental issues like decay and gum disease will maintain your bridge and avoid more tooth loss.
Are dental bridges expensive?
Dental bridges are usually chosen because they are more affordable. If you have dental insurance, it may cover all of at least a portion of the procedure. Schedule your consultation today to learn more of your teeth replacement options.
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