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Sometimes, a tooth can be lost because of severe decay, gum disease, an injury, or another issue. If you have lost one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge in Manchester, Connecticut. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns with a false tooth in between. The dental crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, to anchor the bridge.

What are the advantages of dental bridges?
Your dental bridge can do many things for you and your smile, including:

– Restore your ability to talk and eat properly
– Restore your smile
– Maintain your face shape
– Prevent your remaining teeth from drifting
– Properly distribute your bite by replacing teeth

How long will my dental bridge last?
A dental bridge can last from 5 to 15 years, or even longer. The lifespan of your bridge will depend on your oral hygiene and your dedication to regular dental checkups.

Will eating with a dental bridge be difficult?
Since dental bridges replace missing teeth, eating with a bridge should be easier. However, you should eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces until you become accustomed to your new dental bridge.

We encourage you to contact Buckland Hills Dental at 860-644-0099 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.