Tooth loss due to decay, dental trauma or any other reason can have a significant impact on daily activities like speaking, eating and even smiling. A dental bridge is one restorative solution for replacing one or more teeth. A bridge is an appliance that is cemented on the supporting teeth and works to restore the structure and function of your mouth as a whole. These fixed appliances are not removable. We will teach you how to properly clean under and around your bridge so it can last for many years.
Whenever you’re in need of restorative dental work, our experienced dentists at Mettler and Griego Family Dentistry will help you determine what the best solution is for your needs. There are a number of reasons you might choose a fixed bridge to replace a lost tooth.
With proper oral hygiene and care, dental bridges are highly durable and can last for many years. You should treat your bridge like your other teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. Normal wear and tear of your bridge or new decay may eventually necessitate replacement of your bridge. So, be sure to keep up with your regular check-ups and cleanings to ensure that your bridge remains in good shape. We are big believers in a Waterpik as an indispensable oral hygiene tool for not only cleaning under bridges but for cleaning in between all of your teeth.