Published on June 26, 2021, Updated on June 26, 2021
Caring for Your Teeth Bridges
Dental bridges are secured to your teeth; therefore there are cases where food particles may get embedded beneath them. Therefore, you need to take the necessary precautions for your dental bridge may it be traditional, implant-supported, Maryland, Cantilever to make sure it lasts longer and has a higher chance of clinical success.
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We advise our patients to take care of their bridges by doing the following:
Strict Oral Hygiene Care
If you fail to maintain proper oral hygiene, your bridge may become the cause of periodontal problems. Because of that, the abutment teeth supporting the teeth may start to hurt and can become loose due to bone resorption.
This can cause clinical failure of the prosthesis. Regular oral hygiene measures must include the following:
Brushing Your Teeth
Do not forget to brush your teeth at least twice a day to keep your mouth clean. There are cases where the food particles and bacteria are stuck in a location where your toothbrush won’t be able to reach it. In this case, we recommend using interdental toothbrushes. These types of toothbrushes are specially designed for cleaning around dental bridges.
Flossing at least once a day after a meal can help maintain optimal oral hygiene on your fixed denture. Our experts will assist you with proper flossing techniques to make sure that you are correctly cleaning your teeth.
Using a mouthwash can help remove any bacteria clinging to your mouth; thus, keeping it clean. You can use any kind of mouthwash sold on the market. There are also medicated mouthwashes that you can ask your specialist which is useful if you have a high chance of developing gum problems.
- Assessment of various factors for feasibility of fixed cantilever bridge: A review study. (2012) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3313584/