How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?

Monday, January 15, 2018

Now that you know what a dental bridge is, you may be wondering how long can dental bridges last?

Like we mentioned in our previous post, a dental bridge fills in the missing space where a tooth once was. Bridges are usually made up of two crowns and a false tooth. With proper care and regular dental visits, dental bridges can last around 5-7 years, and sometimes longer. The life of your dental bridge depends on how well you care for your mouth.
To get the most out of your dental bridge, some things you can do include:
Brush and floss twice per day
Schedule routine dental cleanings
Avoid hard or sticky foods, as these can put stress on your dental bridge
Be sure to floss under the bridge to remove any trapped food
Eat less sugary and starchy foods to prevent tooth decay
A dental bridge should be treated just like any of your other permanent teeth. When you keep great care of your teeth and stay away from foods that can cause strain on your teeth and decay, you will extend the life of your dental bridge.
If you would like to learn more about dental bridges and if you would be a good candidate, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lechner in Delaware, OH. 

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