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Sometimes, a tooth can be lost because of severe decay, gum disease, an injury to the face, or another issue. If you have lost one or more teeth, our dentists may recommend a dental bridge in Portland, Connecticut. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement 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, including:

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

How long will my dental bridge last?
Generally, 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 appointments.

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.

How do I take care of a dental bridge?
Be sure to brush twice a day and floss once a day. This will help uphold your oral health. Visiting Drs. Ho, Chi, and Sorito at least twice a year is also important. Healthy surrounding teeth provide the needed foundation for a dental bridge.

We invite you to contact Waterview Dental Group at 860-342-4141 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment. We are thrilled to welcome you to our office and to serve you and your smile.