Dental bridges can be a great solution for replacing missing teeth, providing a secure and durable grip and a natural-looking and comfortable smile. But how long do they last? Depending on the patient's bite force, dietary habits, oral hygiene care, and the general condition of the teeth and gums, dental bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years, or even a lifetime with proper care. At our practice, we offer comprehensive dental checkups, children's dentistry, endodontics, periodontal care, dental implants, Invisalign and more. A dental bridge is an excellent alternative to tooth extraction, bridging or implant placement.
Bridges are usually made from high-strength dental ceramics or ceramic fused to metal. There are various types of fixed bridges available; your dentist will be able to advise you on which one is best for you. The procedure for fitting a bridge typically takes two to three weeks. The first step is to prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a small amount of enamel, creating a ledge for the bridge to rest on. During this time, the bridge will gradually adjust to the contours of your mouth and the biting surfaces of your teeth.
Porcelain crowns are beautiful and luminous enough to look like natural teeth. The longevity of a dental bridge depends on several factors. It is possible for a bridge to break if it is subjected to too much force or wear and tear. This varies from person to person depending on their bite strength, eating habits, oral health, and the quality of their oral hygiene routine. There are four main types of dental bridges; each one has different indications and it is best to consult with your dentist about which one would be most suitable for you. With proper care and maintenance, it is even possible for a bridge to last a lifetime.