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Dental Bridge in Elmwood Park

Bridging the gap of missing teeth

A dental bridge is an appliance that replaces one or more natural missing teeth. It bridges the space between two teeth. Fixed bridges are cemented onto teeth on either side of the space. Unlike removable partial dentures, fixed bridges cannot be taken out of the mouth by you. If you are missing any teeth and are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene practices, you may be a good candidate for a bridge. If left unfilled, this space can cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position and can cause teeth and gums to become more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease, leading to further tooth loss. Fixed bridges not only correct an altered bite, improve your chewing ability and speech, but they also safeguard your appearance by preventing the collapse of your facial features that can cause premature wrinkles and age lines.

Caring for Bridges

With a bridge, it is more important than ever to brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly. If you do not control the buildup of food debris and plaque – the sticky film of bacteria formed from food acids – your teeth and gums can become infected, requiring further treatment and resulting in possible loss of the bridge. Your dentist may also recommend using floss threaders that help remove bacteria from hard to reach spaces between the bridge and adjacent teeth and gums.

If you maintain optimal oral hygiene care, you can expect your fixed bridge to last as many as 8-10 years, or even longer.

Why choose Park Place Dental for dental bridges?

If you have missing teeth and dental implants are not right for you at this time, dental bridges are an excellent treatment option to consider. At Park Place Dental we tailor your treatment to your specific oral health needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Bridges

How long does a dental bridge last?
Dental bridges can last up to 10 years or longer, depending on various factors like oral hygiene, biting forces, and material used. With proper care and regular dental check-ups, you can maximize the lifespan of your bridge and maintain a healthy smile for years to come.
How much does a dental bridge cost?
Prices can vary based on materials used and the complexity of the procedure. We recommend you schedule a consultation for an accurate estimate tailored to your specific needs.