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Sometimes, a tooth can be lost because of severe decay, gum disease, an injury, or another issue. If you have lost one or more teeth, Dr. Jayson C. Haws may recommend a dental bridge in Brigham City, Utah. A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The dental crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap, to hold the bridge in place.

What are the benefits of dental bridges?
Your dental bridge can do many things for you and your smile, like:

– Restore your ability to talk and eat properly
– Restore your smile
– Restore your confidence and self-esteem
– Prevent your remaining teeth from shifting
– Properly distribute your bite by replacing teeth

How long will my dental bridge last?
Generally, a dental bridge can last from 5 to 15 years, or even longer. The lifespan of your bridge will depend on your oral hygiene and your attendance of regular dental checkups.

Will eating with a dental bridge be hard?
Since dental bridges replace missing teeth, eating with a bridge should be easier. Eat soft foods that are cut into small pieces until you become accustomed to your new dental bridge.

How do I care for a dental bridge?
Be sure to brush twice a day and floss once a day to uphold your dental health. Visiting our dentist at least every six months. Your bridge needs a solid, healthy foundation that the surrounding teeth can provide.

We invite you to contact Haws Family Dentistry at 435-734-9144 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.