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Crowns

When a tooth is broken, cracked, decay is advanced of the pulp in infected, a filling is inadequate to properly restore and protect the tooth. That’s when your dentist may suggest a tooth-shaped cap called a crown. It’s a great option to try to preserve teeth that are fragile or badly decayed teeth or for teeth that have had root-canal therapy.

Fixed and Removable Bridges (FAQ)

Do Dental Bridges ever need to be replaced?

Research has shown that the average success rate of a dental bridge is between 5 and 10 years. Predicting how long a dental bridge will last is extremely challenging. Many factors affect their longevity: your overall oral hygiene, how often you visit the dentist, your diet, the biting force applied to the dental bridge, the materials used to make the bridge, the technique of the dentist.

A tooth supported bridge requires that the supporting teeth be reduced to support the bridge. Because these teeth are altered, less of your own teeth are left intact, which impacts long-term oral health. The teeth supporting the bridge undergo additional wear and tear which can cause these teeth to fail. In addition a bridge may make cleaning between the teeth and beneath the bridge more difficult.

A high-quality tooth bridge, properly cared, in a patient with good oral hygiene who sees the dentists regularly, may last for 20 or more years. If, however, the bridge gets chipped or the supporting teeth begin to fail, it may need to be replaced. How often this happens depends entirely on the lifestyle of the individual with the bridge, their overall health and how well the bridge is taken care of.

How much does a Dental Bridge cost?

The cost of a dental bridge can vary greatly depending on the type of bridge, number of teeth missing, and the materials used. They can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands, depending on your needs and wants.

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