There are some situations where other treatment methods are preferable. For instance, some patients are a better candidates for fillings than they are for crowns. While our goal is to always preserve as much natural material as possible, there may also be situations where we have to extract the tooth.
Dental bridges are typically used to replace multiple teeth. If you’re only missing one tooth, we’ll likely recommend a dental implant.
If they’re well taken care of, you should expect your crowns to last 15 years. Depending on the level of care they receive, they may last for up to 30 years. Dental bridges have a shorter lifespan, lasting anywhere from 5-10 years.
You should be able to eat and drink normally once your mouth has recovered from the procedure. That said, it’s advisable to avoid sticky foods like caramel, which have the potential to dislodge bridges.
You’ve come to the right place. Dr. Elona Gaball has been helping patients take care of their oral health for more than two decades. Over that time, she’s always endeavored to ensure that patients get high-quality care in a comfortable environment.
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