Today our team is going to answer some of your most asked questions involving dental bridges and how they can be an excellent way to literally bridge the gap between your missing teeth.
What are dental bridges?
A bridge, often referred to as a fixed removable denture, is made to replace one or more missing teeth. This bridge is often supported by implants, natural teeth or a combination of the two. Bridges typically come in three different types: traditional, cantilever and Maryland-bonded. These three dental bridges are common choices for individuals looking for smile restoration. Your dentist will work with you to see what type of bridge will work best for you and your mouth.
How long do they last?
You can expect your bridge to last anywhere from five to seven years, depending on the care given to them. Often times the bridge will fail from the development of new cavities found on the supporting teeth. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Also, remember to visit your dentist every six months for professional dental cleanings and exams.
How much do they cost?
The cost of a dental bridge varies depending on the type of bridge you choose and where you live. Typically dental insurances will pay a percentage of the fee depending on your individual insurance plan. If you are unsure what and how much is covered, it may be a good idea to speak with an insurance representative before making a decision.
Don’t let your smile suffer another day; please give our office a call today at 503.342.8500 to schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our staff members.