Dental bridges are comprised of two or more crowns and one or more false teeth, called pontics, to fill in gaps from missing teeth. Bridges help keep natural teeth from moving, aid in the chewing of food, improve smiles ... More » Health Dental

Most swallowed objects leave the body on their own without a problem, says WebMD. It is advised to see a doctor if pain is experienced, or if the object has not left the body within a few days. More » Health Dental

A dental bridge can last between five and 15 years, depending on the quality of materials used and how well it is maintained. Good hygiene habits, in addition to routine checkups at the dentist, can typically result in a... More » Health Dental
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Dental crowns normally last at least a decade, but can last a lifetime, if the individual practices good dental hygiene. Those with crowns must avoid eating acidic food and drinks and chewing on ice or hard candy. More » Health Dental

Dental crowns cannot be whitened and if a person wants to have the dental crown whitened, then he or she must replace the entire crown. Teeth in general, whether with crowns or without crowns, darken slowly in time so th... More » Health Dental

Dental bridges can be expensive, depending on the actual cost, a person's budget and if insurance covers any of the costs, according to WebMD. The type of bridge also matters in expense; for example, a removable bridge c... More » Health Dental

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth, DocShop explains. Bridges contain artificial teeth that are held in place by cement and attach to the surrounding teeth using a crown. The crown is securely a... More » Health Dental