You may fancy falling in love with a lot of different things in your lifetime: A person, a painting, a vacation spot … but maybe you’ve never considered a prosthetic tooth replacement device. Well, we’re here to tell you that it might be time to consider adding a dental bridge to that list. You see, if you’re someone who is dealing with partial tooth loss and you’re not quite ready for implants but a partial is not your cup of tea, a bridge can give you just what you’re looking for to complete your smile. Find out more.
#1: They’re Fixed
Dental bridges are fixed devices. Excited yet? If you don’t know what that means, it’s simple: It’s not something you can take in and out of your mouth. Instead, it’s bonded in place. You’ll wear it all day long, every day, and it will become a part of your smile. As you might imagine, you can expect a natural appearance and wonderful stability.
#2: They’re Easy To Maintain
One of the most common questions we receive is “how will I care for my bridge?” Fortunately, you’ll be doing what you usually do. You’ll brush. You’ll floss. You will floss between the bridge and your gums (this is the only change). As a result, you can continue purchasing the same products to clean your dental bridge and your daily life will not change (well, except for easier eating and speaking).
#3: They Will Last
As you know, the dental bridge is staying in place and it’s easy to clean. As long as you’re not participating in any bad habits (like chewing on ice cubes as your daily snack) then you can expect that tooth replacement of yours to stand the test of time. How long will a bridge typically last with good care? Around 10 or more years!
Address Partial Tooth Loss With A Bridge
If you want a fixed device for your missing teeth, you may wish to speak with us about whether a dental bridge will suit your needs. Get started by scheduling a visit with our Austin, MN practice today. Contact Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.