Predicting how long a dental bridge will last is extremely challenging. Many factors affect their longevity: your oral hygiene, the materials used to make the bridge, how often you visit the dentist, the technique of the dentist, and the biting force applied to the dental bridge.
Research has shown that the average success rate of a dental bridge is between 5 and 10 years. However, I have seen countless bridges last more than 20 years in my office.
Why I wrote these articles on dental bridges:
In my office, bridges are an extremely common procedure to replace missing teeth. Do you remember when you were 15 years old and could not imagine losing a tooth? As we age, losing a tooth may unfortunately become a reality. Whenever a new patient comes to my office missing a tooth or several teeth, I explain the benefits of replacing them as soon as possible. The internet unfortunately offers insufficient information about this subject, and people delay seeing the dentist as a result. So, I decided to write these articles and provide extensive information about the advantages, disadvantages, types, costs, and indications of dental bridges and implants to replace missing teeth. I hope you enjoy the articles. If you have any further questions about bridges or implants or you would like to schedule a complimentary consultation, please feel free to contact us.