Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges Westland, MI

The lifespan of a dental bridge depends on how well it is cared for. If you practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist twice a year, you can expect your dental bridges to last at least 15 years. The average life span of a dental bridge is 7-15 years, but they have been known to last as long as 30 years with proper care.

The dental bridge procedure is relatively easy, and it should be pain-free. Your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth beforehand, so you should not feel pain during the procedure. You may feel some discomfort when the procedure is over and the numbing agent wears off, but this should go away in a few days and can be managed with over-the-counter medication.

This will depend on your individual dental insurance plan. Most dental insurance companies do cover dental bridges, although they will not cover 100% of the cost. Our team at Parkside Dental will go over the cost and your options with you before the dental implant procedure.

Patients who are good candidates for dental bridges typically have one to three missing teeth and have good overall oral health. Before recommending a dental bridge to you, your dentist will give your mouth a thorough examination to make sure there are no causes for concern.