i-Implant Dentistry
Dr. Saad Bassas, DDS

How long does a dental bridge last?

Our dentists use a traditional dental bridge in Roseville, MN, to replace one or more teeth in a row. Conventional bridges can be ideal for patients who can't or don't want to endure surgery to restore their smile.

A dental bridge consists of two anchor crowns that support a prosthetic tooth or two in between. The anchor crowns attach to healthy teeth for support so that you can enjoy chewing functions again. In addition, the bridge is typically made of ceramic porcelain crowns customized to blend with your smile flawlessly so you can enjoy aesthetics again. 

If you're living with several missing adjacent teeth and are a candidate for dental implants, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge anchored with dental implants. An implant-supported bridge uses dental implants as the anchor teeth, which support the artificial replacement teeth in between.

A traditional dental bridge can potentially last for seven to twelve years with the proper care. The key to its longevity is keeping the anchor teeth clean and bacteria-free with daily brushing and flossing. Bi-annual checkups with our Roseville dentists will also protect your bridge as they'll examine it and ensure it's in good working order.

If you'd like to learn more about tooth replacement options for your smile and dental health, contact your team at i-Implant Dentistry today.

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