The cost of the bridge depends on the type of bridge selected and the material used.
How Long Does A Dental Bridge Last?
Dental bridges can last from 5 to 15 years or even longer. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, it is not unusual for the life-span of a fixed bridge to be well over 15 years.
Will Be Difficult To Eat With A Dental Bridge In-Placed?
Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge should actually make eating easier. Until you become accustomed to the bridge, eat soft foods that have been cut into small pieces.
Will The Dental Bridge Change How I Speak?
It can be difficult to speak clearly when teeth are missing in the front or anterior areas. Wearing a dental bridge with the anterior teeth in their proper relationship will help you speak properly.
How Do I Care For A Bridge?
It is important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge (depending on the type selected) depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Your dentist or dental hygienist can demonstrate how to properly brush and floss your teeth. Keeping a regular cleaning schedule will help diagnose problems at an early stage when treatment has a better prognosis. Selecting a balanced diet for proper nutrition is also important.
There are alternatives to a fixed bridge including an adhesive bridge (which is less intrusive) partial dentures and implants. All have pros and cons so please give our friendly staff a call for more advice.