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Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you too old for the tooth fairy? One option Dr. Lindsay Goss at Somerset Family Dental in Gilbert, Arizona may suggest is that we literally bridge the gap in your pearly whites. Here are a few frequently asked questions about dental bridges:

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is made up of a false tooth called a pontic and two crowns on either side that serve as anchors. It can be fixed in place or removable depending on your needs. Usually bridges are made of porcelain to match the look of your teeth.

How long do fixed bridges last?

A bridge typically lasts about five to seven years. If you have excellent dental hygiene, your bridge can last for over ten years or even more.

Is it hard to eat with a dental bridge?

On the contrary, a bridge will actually make it easier for you to eat, since you’ll have one or more extra teeth with which to chew your food.

Will the dental bridge change how I speak?

Since teeth actually aid how you phrase various syllables, a bridge will improve the clarity of your speaking so that others can understand you better.

If you are interested in getting a dental bridge, give us a call at 480-359-1478 today to schedule a consultation.