A dental bridge can provide a practical option if one or more teeth need to be replaced and are close together. Tooth-supported bridges fasten over several teeth to bridge the gap between the lost teeth. Unfortunately, the teeth that hold the bridge need to be ground down to secure the prosthesis — even if they are healthy. While many bridges are attached with a permanent adhesive, some are detachable. A general dentist sets a bridge.
Normal wear and tear on the bridge suggest that they often need to be replaced at some point. A bridge that should be replaced varies, but they usually last a few years to several decades. Frequent replacements over time add to the overall investment of this tooth-replacement solution, even though they are less costly than a dental implant. Your dentist and Dr. Jonathan K. Nakano can help you with tooth replacement solutions.