If you have a dental bridge, you may already know how to best care for it. But for those considering a dental bridge in Sartell, MN, you likely want to know how it works and how to keep it viable for longer.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a way to restore your smile when one or two teeth are missing in the exact location. It can be a prosthetic tooth or teeth situated between dental crowns. The crowns fix the prosthetic teeth to healthy teeth to complete your smile. A dental bridge can also be secured through dental implant technology.
A bridge prosthetic restores function and aesthetics. You’ll be able to enjoy your meals again and smile without feeling self-conscious.
Tips for Taking Care of Your Dental Bridge
Your dental bridge can last for many years with proper care and good habits. Here are a few tips to support bridge longevity.
Oral Hygiene and Regular Dental Care Are Crucial
Be sure to brush and floss your teeth regularly to avoid gum disease and tooth damage that can cause further tooth loss, including loss of your crowned teeth. And visit your dentist for scheduled exams and teeth cleanings. We also recommend keeping your bridge clean with a specialty toothbrush and floss threader.
Be Kind to Your Bridge and Your Teeth
Dr. Saad Bassas designs your dental bridge for chewing and smiling. Be sure that you use it for only these activities. Your bridge and natural teeth were not meant to open packages or twist-off bottle caps.
Report Any Oral Changes
If your crowns or bridge feel loose or become damaged, it’s essential to schedule a dental visit with Dr. Bassas as soon as possible.