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Dental bridges are effective, but they are not completely invulnerable to wear and tear. While it may last for as long 35 years, it covers the abutment teeth, and this means that signs of decay underneath may not be noticeable. Depending on the kind of damage, the cause of damage should be identified and addressed without delay. If the abutment tooth is the problem, then the bridge shall be removed. This will take a lot of work since fixed bridges are cemented to the teeth. Once the teeth have been treated, a replacement bridge can be put in place again.
Decay can still happen even when an individual has dental bridges. Common scenarios where a dental bridge restoration is needed are when there are chips or cracks on the bridge itself, or if there are bits of porcelain that have come off. Once the bridge is damaged, you may feel pain or some sensitivity on the gums whenever you chew or brush your teeth.