Our teeth require a lot of care and upkeep. That’s a given. But when we get dental implants, veneers, or partials, we are given a bit of a break. Yet, that never means we should ignore the regular upkeep. After all, we still have to take care of our gums and those cosmetic dentistry treatments can still get dirty and even break. That’s why it’s important to learn about dental bridge care.
Dental Bridge Care
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A dental bridge or partial is a necessary restorative treatment that closes gaps of missing teeth. Let’s say you are missing some teeth, but only one or two. You may not find the need for a full set of dentures or even dental implants. That is when someone could find the need for bridges and partials.
Taking care of them is easy. Easier than taking care of dentures and even easier than taking care of regular teeth!
How to take care of your dental bridge
A properly placed dental bridge should allow for the normal functioning of the mouth. One that is less easy to put up with might have been improperly measured or placed. If that is the case, call your dentist because taking care of them would be rather difficult. Not to mention, uncomfortable.
It’s perfectly normal for a little bit of sensitivity to occur following placement. There’s nothing to worry about as the discomfort is minimal and temporary.
Proper dental bridge care is essentially a standard procedure:
- Brush and floss twice a day
- Rinse with a fluoride mouthwash
- Schedule regular dental appointments
While you are doing these things, pay close attention to your gums. Whenever you have bridges, implants, or crowns, it becomes a little more difficult to take care of the gums surrounding those areas. So, while you may not be getting a cavity in your new set of teeth, there’s never been a more important time to floss!
The Best Dental Bridge Care
Balle & Associates prides itself on being the most informative cosmetic dentistry practice. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Balle or Dr. Guild for a consultation and see if bridges and partials are right for you.