Is an Implant-Supported Dental Bridge the Best Option for You?
With an implant-supported bridge, implant posts serve as abutments of a fixed bridge. This is a great alternative if you are missing a series of teeth in a row. For this option, our dentists will close the gap using a bridge made up of two implants with a space in the middle.
Abutment crowns are stabilized onto implant posts, supporting the pontic which is fused between the crowns. This option tends to be stronger than a traditional bridge.
FAQs About Porcelain Dental Bridges
Do Dental Bridges Last Forever?
A typical dental bridge should last ten to fifteen years, unless improper care warrants a faster removal. Good oral hygiene, diet, and frequent visits to our Long Beach office contribute to bridges lasting their longest.
How Can I Keep My Dental Bridge Lasting Its Longest?
Any kind of cosmetic dental procedure will take up considerable time and money. To prolong the life of your bridge, remember to:
Watch Your Diet
A healthy diet is essential after getting a porcelain fixed bridge, since certain foods can lead to decay. Try to avoid sugary and acidic foods to keep your bridge healthier, longer.
Keep Up with Proper Dental Hygiene
Remember to take practice proper oral hygiene to prevent gum disease and dental decay. If you retain too much damage, your bridge may need to be replaced. Brush your teeth and dental restorations at least twice a day with a small toothbrush. Regular flossing is also important.
Visit Us Regularly for Checkups
If caught on time, gum disease can be stopped and reversed. Be sure to get a regular dental checkup so our team at Dentist of Long Beach can treat any issues early, before causing damage to your bridge.