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Have you lost one or more permanent teeth due to injury, gum disease or other reasons? Talk to your dentist, Dr. Jurgina Elezi at Coddington Dental about getting dental bridge. Here are some commonly asked questions about dental bridges:

What is a dental bridge?

It’s a dental appliance made up of a false tooth (i.e. pontic) and two crowns that cover your teeth on either side of the gap. This is custom-made to fit the mold of your mouth and its durable porcelain material is matched to the rest of your teeth. A dental bridge can be “fixed” or anchored to your mouth, or “removable” or taken out for cleaning. Bridges are sometimes called partial dentures. Fixed partial dentures tend to be more popular.

How long do fixed bridges last?

The average dental bridge’s life is 5-7 years. If you have great oral hygiene it may last as long as 10 years.

Is it hard to eat with a dental bridge?

Dental bridges make it easier to chew your food, actually, though removable bridges may take a little adjustment.

Will the dental bridge change how I speak?

Your teeth are an important part of proper word enunciation. If you fill in the gap in your mouth, you will likely speak better than you would with the gap.

Would you like to further explore getting a dental bridge? Call 617-729-4091 in Quincy, Massachusetts today and restore your smile to its former glory.