Sometimes, a tooth can be lost because of severe decay, gum disease, an injury, or another issue. If you have lost one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge in Lynnwood, Washington. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The dental crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, to anchor the bridge.
Your dental bridge can do many things for you and your smile, including:
– Restore your ability to speak and chew properly
– Restore your smile
– Maintain your face shape
– Properly distribute your bite
Generally, a dental bridge can last from 5 to 15 years, or even longer. The lifespan of your bridge will depend on your oral hygiene and your dedication to regular dental checkups.
Since dental bridges replace missing teeth, eating with a bridge should be easier. However, you should eat soft foods that are cut into little pieces until you become accustomed to your new dental bridge.
Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to uphold your oral health. Visiting our dentists at least twice a year is also important. Your bridge needs a solid, healthy foundation from the surrounding teeth.
We invite you to contact Express Dental Care at 425-672-8494 today for more information and to schedule your next appointment.