A dental bridge is specifically designed and constructed in a state-of-the-art dental lab from durable materials that are fully resistant to the effects of tooth decay. While this bacterial immunity will keep a cavity from developing, your new dental bridge will still need daily brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth.
If you fail to adequately brush the dental bridge each morning and night, or you are reticent to floss the area at least once per day, you could be at increased risk of suffering from gum disease. In time the periodontal inflammation and infection could cause your gums to recede from the bases of your teeth. This could influence the health of the abutments that anchor your bridge in place or compromise the dental adhesive that holds it in place.
If you are having a hard time effectively cleaning any of the spaces or contours around your dental bridge, you might want to try augmenting your efforts with some special oral hygiene tools.
A simple interdental brush or a quality water flosser device can help clear away excess food debris and plaque buildup from the contours of your dental bridge. If you’re having trouble flossing between your dental bridge and the neighboring teeth, a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss.
If you’ve had a bridge installed and you have oral hygiene concerns, you can always call 801-262-6661 to speak to a staff member at Wasatch Gentle Dental. Dr. Andrew Smith and Dr. Bradley Smith look forward to helping you with your oral health needs in Murray, Utah!