Helma Philips, DDS
Aesthetic, Restorative & Implant Dentistry in Midtown NYC

Are dental bridges permanent?

A dental bridge in Midtown, NY, is one or two teeth situated between dental crowns. These crowns cap healthy, treated teeth, and the prosthetics stand in where teeth are missing.

The longevity of your dental bridge depends on several factors, including:

  • Bridge care: Keep your bridge clean and debris-free, especially at the gumline.
  • Oral hygiene: Brushing and flossing two or more times daily is crucial.
  • Talk to your dentist: Contact your Midtown, NY dentist if you notice a loose crown or other issues with your bridge or if you suspect bruxism (grinding and clenching teeth at night).
  • Curb bad habits: Don’t chew on ice or use bridge teeth to tear open packages or other activities besides smiling and chewing.

Your dental bridge may last ten years or longer with good habits and proper care. And a member of our team can talk to you about healthy habits to prolong the life of your new smile.

For Dental Bridges in New York, NY, Give Us a Call Today

We offer various tooth replacement options, including bridges and dental implants. However, to restore your smile, the first step is a consultation. Reach out to a team member to schedule your tooth replacement consultation or if you have any questions for the dentist.

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