A dental bridge is a wonderful tooth replacement solution for an individual missing one or multiple teeth. Fortunately, if you’re missing teeth, you have a variety of effective dental prosthetic solutions at your disposal. There are few things more disheartening that dealing with open spaces in your smile, which can cause both your confidence and your daily quality of life to plummet. If bridges have caught your eye, learn a bit more with answers to some questions frequently asked by our patients.
Frequently Asked Question: About Bridges
Question: Can I take my dental bridge out during the day?
Answer: No, a dental bridge is called a “fixed” dental prosthetic. This means that it remains in place all day and all night – we bond the device to your teeth. If you are looking for a removable option, you may wish to consider dentures.
Question: How long will my bridge last?
Answer: Your bridge may last up to 10 to 15 years or even longer. We cannot predict exactly how long each bridge will last, but they are built for long-term wear.
Question: Can I replace up to three teeth in any configuration?
Answer: No, a dental bridge can only replace one tooth or up to three missing teeth that previously sat side-by-side.
Question: How can I make my bridge last longer?
Answer: Wondering how to extend the life of your bridge? This is simple! Do your best to keep up with consistent preventive care. This means practicing consistent daily dental hygiene, including brushing and flossing. It also means visiting us for cleanings and checkups with the frequency we suggest – most patients should see us once every six months.
ABOUT YOUR TYLER, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Tyler, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Tyler, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Longview, TX.