You don’t want to book frequent visits to the dentist to deal with missing teeth. Instead, you need to find a tooth loss treatment that restores the look and function of your smile for years. In many cases, modern dental bridges, also known as tooth bridges, can provide that longevity.
Many estimates will tell you that dental bridges last for approximately five to seven years. However, with proper care, you can likely enjoy the benefits of your bridge for ten years or more.
How Do You Take Care of a Dental Bridge?
It’s crucial that you take care of your dental bridges. Fortunately, it’s also pretty easy to keep them in great shape. Our dentists recommend the following steps to our patients with bridges:
- Brush at least twice a day with a non-abrasive toothpaste
- Floss daily using the tools and techniques our dentists suggest
- Drink water after every meal
- Schedule regular dental cleanings and checkups
- Eat a balanced and healthy diet
- Limit sticky, crunchy, sugary, and acidic foods
- Do not use your teeth or restorations to open packages
- Do not smoke or use tobacco products
Do Teeth Bridges Fall Out?
Dental bridges are a very secure and stable solution for missing teeth. It is quite rare for them to fall out. Instead, you are much more likely to notice that your bridge feels a bit loose over time. That can happen when the cement deteriorates or the supporting crowned teeth suffer decay.
If your bridge comes loose and your teeth are still healthy, our dentist should be able to use new cement to secure it in place. That way, you can get back to eating and smiling with confidence!
Schedule a Dental Bridge Consultation in Lone Tree
Dental bridges can be a good alternative to implants for patients who are not eligible or who are interested in exploring other treatment options for their missing teeth. If you want to learn more about restoring your smile with a dental bridge, call 303-790-2323 to schedule a consultation.
Meadows Dental Group serves patients from Lone Tree, Centennial, Highlands Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado.