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Tooth Bridges: What All Candidates Should Know


If you suffer from lost teeth, it’s time to consider a reliable solution in order to restore your smile. Losing one or more teeth is a very serious issue that you need to handle as soon as you can. Otherwise, it can lead to more severe complications and painful problems you don’t want to ever experience. Fortunately, there are many options available to replace a few lost teeth effectivity and keep your smile impression still natural. It’s highly recommended to visit our professionals at Eagle Family Dentistry to learn about these options and understand which one of them suits your needs well. Typically, bridges are less known than implants or dentures, but they are also an amazing choice to replace one’s lost teeth. They can replace a few of them in a row and ideally fill the gaps in your mouth. A tooth bridge is composed of different parts, including an abutment and a pontic. If you need more information, continue reading this blog.

What are the main pros of them?

  • You achieve a significantly natural-looking smile.
  • You prevent tooth misalignment, so you won’t need complex orthodontic treatments later.
  • You can regain your biting and speech abilities and be more confident.

What are the most popular kinds?

An expert recommends one of these options based on your needs.

  1. Implant-supported one: This one uses titanium implants to offer more secure support and protection. It takes more time compared to other options as you need to be patient until your gums get completely healed after getting dental implants.
  2. Maryland one: They use metal wings applied to the back surfaces of the teeth in order to secure bridges in their places. This type is usually used to replace front missing teeth, not back ones.
  3. Traditional one: It’s the most prevalent type that is composed of dental caps on both ends with pontics in between.

How long does it take to heal?

Getting a bridge doesn’t require oral surgery, so you will experience an easier recovery time compared to dentures. However, your gums and teeth are sensitive during this period, and you should prevent dental emergencies and other possible problems by following your dentist’s instructions.

How to take care of them?

  • Just like your real teeth, you need to observe your bridges carefully to keep them functional and shiny.
  • Be certain to brush your teeth twice a day and floss them as well.
  • Visit an expert for recurring teeth cleaning every six months.
  • Use special types of floss to clean unreachable areas around your bridge.
  • Don’t chew hard things; your teeth aren’t a tool.
  • Wear a custom mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth.

How long do they last?


According to what our Newmarket cosmetic specialists say, the average type of bridge can last 5 to 15 years if you maintain it correctly. They may even last longer if you hold a flawless oral hygiene routine.

If you need more information, visit our dentists right now!


Dr. Saeed Meshksar

Dr. Saeed Meshksar encourages quality dental care, which includes prevention of dental disorders. He is committed to provide a caring, friendly and positive dental experience to his patients