Are you missing one tooth or up to three teeth that once rested side-by-side? If so, you may make a wonderful candidate for the tooth replacement option called a dental bridge. This is a series of artificial teeth connected to form a single unit, so you can expect a complete, beautiful smile after placement. As for what else you can expect from a bridge, you may have some particular questions that are keeping you from moving ahead with your plan for a full grin. Allow us to offer a bit of assistance by answering questions frequently brought up during dental visits.

Q&A Session: Dental Bridges

Question: How long will my bridge last? Can I expect to get a lot of wear out of it?

Answer: Fortunately, dental bridges have reputations for their long-lasting wear. You can expect your bridge to last as long as 10 to 15 years. This becomes an easy goal when you take good care of your smile.

Question: What if I only need to replace a couple missing teeth but I don’t like the idea of a fixed device? Is a dental bridge my only option?

Answer: If you want a prosthetic that stays in place then a bridge is well suited to your needs. However, if you prefer a removable device, we suggest learning more about partial dentures.

Question: What if I’m interested in dental implants but I’m not ready yet? Can I begin with a bridge?

Answer: Yes, a dental bridge is a wonderful solution if you are looking for a way to fill open spaces in your smile without committing to implants. Qualifying patients may move on to implants in the future.


At Dental Associates of Corona, we welcome the whole family for friendly, comprehensive dental care. To learn more about our dental services, including preventive, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry, as well as oral surgery and orthodontics, please contact us today at (951) 273-9580. We serve Corona and surrounding communities and look forward to scheduling an appointment that works with your calendar.