What bothers most of our patients about having missing teeth is difficulty eating, that their smile doesn’t look the same, and difficulty speaking. Teeth are more valuable than we assume them to be. That’s why you might notice how keen we are at Dental Arts of Plymouth in Plymouth, NH to guarantee the best results for your oral cavity.
Dental bridges are beneficial when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Despite the emergence of implants, bridges are still widely used to this day and are preferred by a lot of people.
There would be no point in getting a dental bridge if it didn’t allow you to chew and eat like you’re used to. There won’t be restrictions on what you can eat when you get a bridge applied to your teeth. For the first few days, until you get used to it, we recommend eating soft foods. After the unfamiliar sensation in your mouth fades away, you can eat freely.
The way our tongue moves when we speak is affected by the presence of teeth. Missing teeth can make speaking or pronouncing certain sounds harder than it used to be. Even if the missing teeth aren’t at the front of your mouth, leaving gaps in your mouth for too long can make normal teeth shift.
If we were to give a number, it would be about ten years. That’s not always the case. How well you take care of your bridges also plays a role. Dental bridges, unlike dentures, can’t and don’t need to be taken out for cleaning. That doesn’t mean they don’t need to be cared for.
Maintaining a healthy oral cavity can prolong the life of your dental bridge. Brushing and flossing are what we recommend the most here at Dental Arts of Plymouth. By keeping the teeth supporting the bridge healthy, you’ll be able to keep the bridge for longer. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.