NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
how long a bridge can last
The amount of time that a bridge will last depends on how well it is taken care of. With regular cleanings, dental exams and home maintenance (flossing), a bridge can last many decades. Other factors to be considered are the amount of bone a person has, whether the teeth have had root canals, and the way in which a person's teeth come together. The best bite is distributed all around the mouth with no other missing teeth.
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University