Are dental bridges made to last a lifetime?
A dental bridge is built for toughness and designed to withstand strong biting forces. While you can eat and chew normally with a dental bridge, these restorations are susceptible to wear and tear, and can break down over time. You will most likely need to replace your dental bridge somewhere between 10 and 15 years after its placement. Be sure to keep your bridge clean and visit us for regular checkups to ensure it stays in good condition.
Can anyone with a missing tooth have a dental bridge put in?
In order for you to be considered a good dental bridge candidate, the two teeth on either side of your missing tooth should be healthy and properly aligned in order to provide necessary support for the false tooth. You should also have healthy surrounding gum tissue so that your bridge will stay secure.
What benefits come from having a dental bridge placed?
Dental bridges are a very effective method for filling in a space where a natural tooth used to be. They can restore a complete smile and improve your appearance dramatically. For patients who have experienced chewing or speaking problems as a result of the missing tooth, a dental bridge often solves these issues. The placement of your dental bridge also aids in maintaining a healthy facial shape, provides support for other teeth, and helps create a more balanced bite.
What can I expect to pay for my dental bridge?
Dental bridge fees vary depending on the location of the missing tooth and the type of bridge being placed. Dr. Kanji and Dr. Ali are happy to discuss your dental bridge cost during a cosmetic dentistry consultation. Keep in mind that we offer a variety of financing options and accept the third-party Dental Card financing plan.
Should I consider a dental implant instead of a dental bridge?
Both dental implants and dental bridges are excellent options to replace your missing tooth, and both offer unique advantages. Dental implants are a more permanent solution — they are implanted into your jawbone for ultimate security and bone loss prevention. Dental bridges are more of a superficial solution that does not involve surgery. We can help you choose an option that is best for you after a thorough discussion of your dental needs, followed by a comprehensive oral examination.