When should a dental bridge be replaced?
A dental bridge may need to be replaced anywhere from 5-25 years, this all depends on proper care and patients oral hygiene together with regular checkups.
Can a bridge be attached to only one tooth?
A bridge can be attached to only one tooth this type of bridge is called a Cantilever bridge
How long does a temporary dental bridge last?
Temporary bridges normally stay in place quite well in some cases they can last up to 6 months, the dentist may have the patient come in to remove it, get it cleaned and re-cement it. This ensures that patient doesn’t get a cavity.
Are dental implants as strong as real teeth?
Natural teeth are always the strongest, implants can be as strong as your natural teeth all depends on your occlusion and your overall function
What is the failure rate of dental implants?
Dental implants have a high success rate, it is estimated that 5-10% of implants fail either shortly after, months later or even years later. Home care and regular maintenance will keep this from happening. We don’t place implants on patients who are at high risk eg, heavy bone loss, complex medical issues and patients with poor oral hygiene.
What are the negative effects of dental implants?
Overall there isn’t many, some patients may find them expensive along with having to commit to every 3 months of gum therapy to maintain overall oral health.
How much does a tooth implant cost without insurance?
Implant fees are always the same price regardless of insurance coverage
How are dental implants attached?
The implant is placed surgically into the bone of the jaw to which it is fused in a process called OSSEO-INTERGRATION. This replaces the natural root of your tooth to which an implant crown is attached with a mini screw that keeps the crown attached to the implant.
How long does a dental implant procedure take?
Dental implants can be done right away after taking out a tooth, 3 months later a restoration is placed on the implant crown/bridge
Can I get dentures or implants just because i don’t like my teeth?
There are many ways to restore a smile, always best to go and consult with a Dental Professional to see your options and often your smile can be improved without such extreme treatments