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Fort Collins, CO’s Trusted Dentist

How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

August 24, 2022
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Posted By: Centre Family Dentistry

Dental bridges in Fort Collins, CO, are built to last.

For your dental bridge, we use quality materials and rely on trusted dental labs to create a durable and aesthetically pleasing prosthetic. With your dental bridge, you’ll enjoy a more diverse diet, and smiling confidently will be a breeze.

Before we discuss the dental bridge and its longevity, let’s discuss why it’s crucial to restore missing teeth.

Why It’s Important to Restore Missing Teeth

You’re at risk for additional tooth loss and specific oral health issues when teeth are missing. For example, remaining teeth have a habit of moving toward smile gaps, throwing off your bite, and inviting tooth wear and loss. Other issues associated with tooth loss include but are not limited to TMJ and bone loss.

What Is a Dental Bridge, and How Does It Work?

A dental bridge is a fixed tooth replacement option that uses prosthetic teeth cemented between dental crowns. The bridge can contain one replacement tooth or two, depending on your needs. Your dentist secures the dental crowns over healthy teeth, allowing the bridge teeth to restore your smile.

In some cases, if your supporting teeth are not strong enough to secure the bridge, your dentist may recommend a dental implant to fix this prosthetic to the jaw.

The dental bridge is customized to fill in for missing teeth and is always shaded to look like a natural part of your smile.

Longevity of a Dental Bridge

Dental bridge longevity varies. The prosthetic can last several years or more than 10, depending on many factors. Tips that may increase the longevity of your bridge include:

  • Keeping your mouth clean through diligent brushing and flossing
  • Cleaning your bridge according to your dentist’s instructions
  • Visiting the dentist on schedule for dental exams and teeth cleanings
  • Reporting all oral changes to your dentist sooner rather than later

Contact Your Dentist in Fort Collins, CO Today

If you have missing teeth, it’s important to reestablish your bite and restore your smile. So give us a call today to arrange a consultation.

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