I’m trying to make a decision about a tooth replacement. Can you tell me an approximate life span?
Richard P. – Maryland
It’s quite hard to give a lifespan for a dental bridge or other types of dental work. Let me give you an analogy to help understand why. If you have a decorative shelf in your home. How long will it last? Well, that quite depends.
If you don’t have kids, polish it regularly and keep inapproprately weighed items, as well as drinks off of it, it could last a lifetime. But, change the scenario. You have several kids. They leave their drinks on it. The play with their cards on it. Within a couple of years, it will likely need to be restored.
It’s the same thing for dental work. Stresses of teeth vary on the bite. If you have a bite that tends to flex your teeth. Then it won’t last as long as other types of bites.
If you’re still in the decision phase of your tooth replacement, I’d look at our dental bridge versus implants page. It may give you some useful information on those two choice.
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