How long does a dental bridge last?

Patients often report hearing that dental bridges don’t last very long and are quick to come out, but fortunately, this is not true. 

How long dental bridges last depends on how you take care of them, among other factors, so the answer is that it varies. 

However, most dental bridges last quite a long time, usually anywhere from 5 to 15 years, but some dental bridges can last for as long as 20 to 30 years when properly cleaned and maintained.

In other words, when given the right attention, a dental bridge can last a very long time, meaning you won’t need another visit to your dentist for quite a while after your initial fitting.

 

Will I need to replace my dental bridge? 

Your routine and diet are two of the biggest factors in determining how long your bridge will last. 

If you grind your teeth, your bridge is more likely to get worn down quicker and possibly become loose. Therefore, if you suffer from bruxism, you can purchase mouthguards to slow the process down. 

If you eat a lot of hard foods this can also weaken the bridge, so taking caution while you eat is essential, as well as possibly cutting the food into smaller pieces.

The quality of the dental bridge you have fitted is also a major factor in how long it will last. 

So the best advice is to make sure you’re getting your bridge fitted by a trusted dentist, at a trusted practice. 

We’re proud to say that Dr. Aksana Tkachenko, DDS and her team are trained and knowledgeable when it comes to dental bridges and all sorts of similar treatments. 

If you feel uneasy or unsure about the procedure, make sure to ask the dentist any details beforehand so you can get all the information you need. 

 

How should I care for my dental bridge? 

The best tip to keeping a bridge healthy is regular brushing, flossing and rinsing. 

This is the best way to avoid decay and gum disease, and will also ensure that the surrounding teeth will stay healthy. 

If you have any more questions about bridges or other dental procedures, make sure to contact Dr. Aksana Tkachenko, DDS or the team here at Chroma Dental.