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Everyone dreams of having a picture-perfect smile, but not all have a Hollywood-esque set of teeth. Many are choosing procedures such as dental bringing to help improve the state of fractures, cavities or treat gum disease, all of which can hinder your confidence and dental health.

To that end, the role of a dental bridge or partial dentures is vital as it permanently enhances your smile by replacing missing teeth using abutment teeth. The process of partial dentures includes bridging dentures with your natural teeth or implants through a crown on either side of the gaps of your teeth. The materials are either porcelain, gold, or alloy.

In addition to preventing gum disease, partial dentures eliminate any insecurities patients may have with their teeth. If you’re looking for ways to bring back the confidence behind your smile, we’ve got you covered!

How Long Does a Dental Bridge Last?

The longevity of a dental bridge largely depends on the material used and how good you are with your oral hygiene, though typically it is known to last five to seven years. Many prefer ceramic bridges as it resembles natural teeth, but for those who are looking to make the most of its potential for as long as ten years, gold bridges are the best choice for its durability.

What are the Limitations of Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are an ideal treatment option for patients struggling with missing teeth, though there are certain limitations that you must know. For one, a dental bridge requires a robust set of natural teeth to support the restoration as the bridge is placed in between two or more teeth or implants. Without anything to anchor down the dental bridge, it can quickly shift, let loose, and cause damage to the surrounding teeth if left unattended.

Proper Cleaning of Dental Bridges

Maintaining your dental bridges is similar to the oral hygiene of your natural teeth - you can care for it by regularly brushing to keep it in its tip-top shape. You can finish it off with an added layer of freshness by gently rinsing your mouth with mouthwash.

Flossing, on the other hand, may require you to consult with your dentist first. The cementum layer between your natural teeth are now absent as it is replaced with an implant, so it’s in your best interest to floss with caution to avoid the risk of damaging your gum line.

Reasons Why You Should Consider Having Dental Bridges

1. Dental Bridges Can Offer Comfort and Functionality

Patients suffering from lost teeth can use dental bridges as a temporary solution. It replaces missing teeth and helps prevent dental problems from compromising your oral health, which allows patients to go on with daily life without encountering problems on biting, speaking, or chewing food.

2. Dental Bridges Can Reduce the Risk of Tooth and Gum Disease

Empty spaces in your gums from a recently extracted tooth are tropical breeding grounds for bacteria. For that reason, dental bridges go beyond elevating the look of your smile as it can reach deep into your gum line and fill any holes. Without any risk of further exposure, the chances of developing tooth or gum disease are significantly reduced.

If you’re looking for a local dentist to help you with your dental bridges, get in touch with us today for a free consultation!

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Ann Arbor Dentist Office
Hours : Mon to Thur 9am - 6pm, Fri & Sat 9am - 3pm
Address : 4860 Washtenaw Ave D, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Waterford Dentist Office
Hours : Mon to Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9am - 3pm
Address : 5979 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327
West Bloomfield Dentist Office
Hours : Monday, Wednesday to Friday 9am - 6pm
Address : 6595 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
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