A dental bridge is an option used to cover up gaps left by missing teeth. The prosthetic fills the gaps that may be left after losing teeth from disease or accidental damage. The different between dental bridges and dentures is that dental bridges cannot be removed for cleaning and must be cleaned and taken care of while still in the mouth.
How Dental Bridges Work
The false teeth provide a “bridge” between your surrounding healthy teeth. This means that the surrounding teeth provide strength and support to the bridge. Bridges require a period of adjustment that may come with some discomfort or swelling. If you have concerns related to a recent dental bridge procedure, please call us. Dental bridges come along with many benefits including a restored smile, a better experience when eating or chewing, enhanced ability to speak clearly, reduced drooping of face or cheeks, improved bite, and reduced pressure. The dental bridge is a permanent procedure and just like your healthy teeth, the false teeth needs to remain clean and healthy.
How to Clean Dental Bridges
Some simple tips for keeping a dental bridge clean may be similar to the ways we keep our healthy teeth clean. Brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing once daily are important in keeping dental bridges clean. A proxabrush may be helpful in cleaning effectively under the bridge. Use fluoride toothpaste and antiseptic mouthwash during daily teeth cleaning. Eating fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber can be helpful in keeping dental bridges clean as well.
Daily hygiene and care for a dental bridge is important in keeping your smile in the best shape. Along with simple at-home cleanings, regular dental visits can ensure that your dental bridge is being taken care of properly. If you are looking to schedule a cleaning or have concerns about your dental bridge, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
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