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How long does a dental bridge last?

I am a 41-year-old male. I will have a dental bridge procedure. How long does a dental bridge last?

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It will depend on your care & hygiene! Must floss under it, where the missing tooth is for longevity
If the teeth adjacent to the space need crowns this is the only reason to get a bridge. If not, you do not want to destroy 2 perfectly good teeth to replace 1 so you should get a dental implant
According to the insurance industry, bridges last about the same amount of time as a crown, or, 5-7 years. However, it has been my experience that they mostly last a lot longer 10, up to 30 years. It is usually not the bridge that fails, but the tooth will get decayed.
A bridge could last a long time or just a few years, it really depends on a patient's continued oral hygiene and care.
A dental bridge can last many years as long as the fit and design are good and the patient does a good job of keep everything clean and healthy.
Highly dependent on the skill of the dentist and the situation, so for example, if it is a 3-unit bridge, it will usually last longer that a 6-unit. Also, what is the condition of the underlying teeth? How many teeth where missing and how many teeth are used to support those missing teeth? 5-6 years is a short time and 30+ years would be a long time.
It’s hard to say because it depends on what caused you to loose the tooth initially & if that behavior or factor is still present. Bridges often last 15 years or more but if you drink a lot of soda, grind your teeth, and/or smoke it might only last 5 years. Time in mouth depends on how well you take care of yourself.
It lasts as long as you keep it clean and healthy.