Dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth, connecting the separated teeth. Dr. Roe offers dental bridge services as well as other dental services to people of the Dallas, Texas area. Here is some more information regarding dental bridges.
What Are Dental Bridges?
Dental bridges work the same way bridges work in the real world. They connect two teeth together by using an additional tooth in the middle. This is a popular option when someone needs a tooth replacement. It can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth. The only limitation of dental bridges is the length of span and the health and strength of the abutment teeth.
A dental bridge is one of three main options when replacing missing teeth, the other two being: a dental implant and a partial denture. A patient’s medical health or dental circumstances could remove a dental implant as an option. If a patient doesn’t want to wear a partial denture, which isn’t uncommon, a dentist may recommend a dental bridge as the best available option.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges
Our patients often have questions about dental bridges. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
How Many Teeth Can be in a Bridge?
Fortunately, a dental bridge can have as many teeth as possible to replace the missing teeth in the mouth. Most dental bridges have 2-4 teeth. A bridge could spread throughout the top or bottom arch and replace teeth that are adjacent to each other.
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Just like the other teeth in your mouth, a dental bridge can wear out over time. That’s why it’s important you take care of your dental bridge the same way you take care of the rest of your teeth. The average dental bridge will last between 5-15 years depending on how well you care for it. If your dental bridge breaks, Dr. Roe and our team will be able to fix it.
Will a Dental Bridge be Permanent?
Unlike a denture, a dental bridge is designed to be fixed into your mouth. As mentioned earlier, the better care you take for your dental bridge, the higher the chances the bridge lasts long. However, there will more than likely come a time when your dental bridge needs replacement.
Do Dental Bridges Feel Natural?
One of the most common questions we get is whether or not a dental bridge feels natural. Dental bridges are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. Dr. Roe can build a dental bridge that fits into your mouth perfectly.
Will Food Get Stuck Under a Dental Bridge?
There is a small space under dental bridges where food can get stuck. That’s why it’s important to floss or use threaders to clean the bridge. Regular dental checkups will be necessary to make sure decay isn’t occurring.
If you are in need of dental bridges, Dr. Roe is here to help. We offer a wide range of dental services to help our patients in the Dallas, Texas area make their dental health a top priority. Contact our office or book an appointment online for a personalized consultation!