Have you lost one or more permanent teeth because of gum disease, extensive decay, or another issue? Dr. Wright and Dr. Natchimuthu may recommend a dental bridge in Dallas, Texas. A dental bridge is a restoration that is designed to close the gap in your smile. Your dental bridge can restore your bite and your ability to eat and speak properly. A bridge consists of two or more dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The crowns will be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to anchor the dental bridge. These teeth are called the abutment teeth. A dental bridge can also be supported by dental implants.
How Long Will My Dental Bridge Last?
Dental bridges generally last for 5 to 15 years, and can last even longer. With proper dental hygiene and regular dental checkups, a dental bridge usually lasts for 10 years or more.
How Do I Care for My Dental Bridge?
To help your dental bridge last, it is essential to keep the remaining teeth healthy, especially the abutment teeth, as they support the dental bridge. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and use mouthwash to help prevent tooth decay and other issues. Also, visit Smiley Dental Webb Chapel at least every six months for professional dental cleanings and exams. This allows our dentists to detect and diagnose any dental issues that you have early. It is also important to have a healthy, balanced diet.
Contact our dental office today to learn more about dental bridges and to schedule an appointment.