Are you thinking that a dental bridge is the right choice for you? However, do you still feel like you have a bit more knowledge to gather regarding this tooth loss solution? After all, you want to feel certain you are making the right decision. Perhaps you have just begun your journey toward tooth replacement and feel a bit lost amidst your options. To gain a bit of clarification, we invite you to take a brief, informative quiz.
Quiz: True or False?
- True or False: A bridge can replace any number of missing teeth for someone experiencing partial tooth loss – it just can’t replace an entire arch.
- True or False: If you want a bridge, you need to remember that it requires healthy anchor teeth on which it will be place (or you may need to consider dental implants to anchor the device).
- True or False: You will generally need to come in to see us for two visits in preparation to receive a dental bridge.
- False. A dental bridge may replace a single tooth or up to three teeth. Those missing teeth must have rested side-by-side, as a bridge cannot replace teeth that are separated from one another by other teeth.
- True. The bridge is fixed and will be placed over remaining teeth, which means your teeth must be in good, healthy condition. Or, we may suggest an implant-retained bridge if necessary.
- True. We will usually only need to see you twice, once to prep your abutment (anchor) teeth and gather the dimensions of your smile – and the next to place the completed bridge.