What does a bridge consist of?
A bridge consists of pontics (fabricated teeth) that replace natural teeth that have been lost due to trauma or decay. Traditional bridges are held in place using dental crowns placed on adjacent teeth. Implant-supported bridges are attached to dental implants, eliminating the need to crown healthy teeth.
How long does it last?
A bridge can last five to 15 years with proper care. The better your oral hygiene, the longer your restoration will likely last. Just make sure to brush twice and floss at least once daily, and see your dentist every six months.
Are they expensive?
It depends. A full implant-supported denture made of premium materials will cost more than a traditional bridge made of the most affordable materials. However, if you have insurance, you can expect that your plan will contribute to at least a portion of the cost.