How Long do Dental Bridges Last?
- Posted on: Jun 12 2014
If you suffer from one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge could be right for you. A bridge effectively closes the gap left after tooth loss or extraction and can restore your smile and improve your oral health. The cosmetic dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics offer dental bridges and many other treatment options to our Virginia patients.
A dental bridge is just what the name suggests: a bridge to close a gap. A prosthetic tooth is held in place by bands that anchor it to adjacent teeth. Missing front teeth and missing teeth with only one natural tooth on one side may require a cantilever bridge, which anchors to just one tooth.
Dental bridges can easily last a decade or longer. To maximize the amount of time your bridges last, it’s important to follow proper oral hygiene habits including
- Twice daily brushing and flossing
- Regular dental checkups and cleanings
- Routine maintenance and adjustments as recommended by your dentist
If you are ready to learn if dental bridges are right for you, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today, or call us at 703-957-7069 to schedule a consultation. Our Virginia cosmetic dentists are ready to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.