What are the disadvantages of dental bridges?
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
Is a bridge better as a implant?
If you're missing more than one consecutive teeth, a dental bridge is likely a better option than a implant.
A separate implant needs to be surgically attached to your jawbone for each missing teeth, leading to expensive and often impractical surgery.
How long do dental bridges last?
Dental bridges are not permanent. They have a average Lifespan of 10 years.
Is the bridging of a teeth painful?
The bridge procedure is not painful because a local anesthetic is used while paring your teeth and when your dentist takes an impression. It is often unnecessary to take an analgesic for pain relief after the treatment.