Maintaining Your Dental Bridge
Posted June 23, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
Receiving your dental bridge means putting a permanent stop to many problems that can affect people with tooth loss. Because the bridge is stable, it can improve upon your ability to bite, chew, and speak with the comfort you used to enjoy. The presence of your natural-looking restoration also brings with it some obvious benefits to your appearance. Because it is permanently affixed, you may worry that the process of caring for your bridge will be complicated. However, if you exercise good oral care at home, and see your dentist when any problems arise, your restoration should maintain its good condition.
Your bridge stays in place because a pair of dental crowns, one on each end of the appliance, are set over your teeth. Those crowns keep your replacement tooth locked into place. This arrangement is stable enough to allow your bridge to stay intact for an extended period of time. It also means being able to bite and chew food comfortably, and being able to speak without a loose appliance becoming an irritant.
With good dental care, your bridge can stay in good condition for more than ten years. For your part, make sure you keep up with regular oral care, so that your surrounding teeth and gums stay healthy. Be careful to avoid biting into hard surfaces, which can cause needless damage. At regular dental exams, your dentist can take care to look at your bridge and check for any signs of trouble.
If you think something is wrong with your bridge, reach out to your dentist. A bridge that is loosened, damaged, or uncomfortable can be replaced, and you can return to enjoying the full benefits of your prosthetic.
A dental bridge provides permanent support for your smile after tooth loss. You can count on the team at Wager-Evans Dental to take full care of you when you need prosthetic support, or any other form of dental treatment. Located in Reno, NV, we are proud to care for residents from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding communities. You can contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845 to set up an appointment. Our patient forms are online.