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FAQ's about Bridges

1)How much do dental bridges cost?

The cost of the bridge depends on the type of bridge selected and the material used.

2)Will it be difficult to eat with a bridge in-place?

Replacing missing teeth with a dental bridge should actually make eating easier. Until you get used to the bridge, eat soft foods that have been cut into small pieces.

3)How do I care for a bridge?

It is important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge is reliant on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily  will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Your dentist or  Oral Health Adviser can demonstrate how to properly brush and floss your teeth. Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule will help diagnose problems at an early stage when treatment has a better prognosis. Selecting a balanced diet for proper nutrition is also important.

There are other alternatives to a fixed bridge including an adhesive bridge, partial dentures and implants.

4)How long does a dental bridge last?

Bridges can last on average between 5 to 15 years or even longer. With good oral hygiene and regular check-ups, the life span of a fixed bridge can be well over 15 years.

5)Will the dental bridge change how I speak?

It can be difficult to speak clearly when teeth are missing in the front or anterior areas. Wearing a bridge with the anterior teeth will help you speak properly.

5)Treatment Types

Traditional. This is the most common type of bridge and is used when the missing tooth is in the middle of two other teeth. The crowns are fixed onto the healthy teeth on either side, securing the false tooth into the middle.

Cantilever. This dental bridge is used when the missing tooth is on one side of healthy teeth. It works in the same way as a traditional bridge, except the crowns are fixed to the one tooth next to your missing one.

Maryland-bonded.This dental bridge is great for missing front teeth. Instead of using crowns, the dental bridge secures your missing tooth in place by bonding a metal framework to the back of your healthy teeth either side of the gap.

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Last updated: Thursday 19 April, 2018