How many teeth do you need to hold a bridge?

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asked Apr 7, 2023 in Dental by Rebvsa123 (370 points)
How many teeth do you need to hold a bridge?

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answered Apr 7, 2023 by basicduty (2,060 points)
You need at least 4 teeth to hold a dental bridge.

A typical dental bridge has: Abutment teeth: A dental professional places two crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap.

These anchoring teeth, or supporting teeth, can be your natural teeth or dental implants.

A dental bridge lasts around 5 years to 7 years although with good and proper oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings the dental bridge can sometimes last more than 10 years.

The purpose of a dental bridge is to fill the gap with one or more artificial (false) teeth.

A dental bridge is typically made of crowns on either side of the missing tooth or teeth supporting the pontic (false tooth) and is cemented in place.

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

The dental bridge is typically made of crowns on either side of the missing tooth or teeth supporting the pontic (false tooth) and is cemented in place.

Dental bridges can last at least five to seven years.

With good oral hygiene and regular professional cleanings, the bridge may last more than 10 years.

The dental bridge procedure is not painful because a local anesthetic is used while paring your teeth and when tyour dentist takes an impression.

It is often unnecessary to take an analgesic for pain relief after the treatment

The disadvantages of a dental bridge are.

Traditional bridges require putting crowns over perfectly healthy teeth.
Maryland bridges can cause damage to the existing teeth and are not sturdy.
Implant supported bridges take longer and cost more.
Bridges don't correct bone loss in the jaw.
Bridges don't last as long as implants.

The dental implants are much more effective than bridges in the long run and are also better in terms of oral health.

The fact that they usually last longer than bridges accounts for the high cost that is generally associated with implant surgery.

Every night, the dental bridge should be removed and kept out of the mouth during sleep.

This allows the mouth muscles, gums and surrounding teeth to have a break.

Appliances like these can also harbor bacteria and make it harder for the mouth to clean itself.

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