If you are missing teeth, you can close the gap in your smile using a dental bridge. A dental bridge is a false tooth often called a pontic that is held in place by the abutment teeth which are on either side of the gap. Pontics can be made of different materials such as gold. However, they’re typically made with porcelain which blends in with your natural teeth. A dental bridge is recommended to improve your smile by restoring your ability to eat, chew properly, and speak.
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Dental Bridge FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a dental bridge last?
A dental bridge is meant to last on average for 10 years.
Can a dental bridge be removed and recemented?
If your dental bridge is loose then it can be easily repaired and recemented. The original cement that is used to bond your bridge is built to last many years and wouldn’t be possible to remove without causing damage to the teeth that are supporting it.
How does a dental bridge work?
A dental bridge is used to bridge the gap between one or more missing teeth and your dentist can choose various methods such as a traditional bridge, cantilever, and Maryland bonded.
How long will it take to adjust after a dental bridge?
Typically, it will take most patients about two weeks to adjust and you will start noticing improvements each day.
How do I clean my dental bridge?
Cleaning your dental bridge is simple. We recommend using a superfloss to weave between your bridge and tooth. Superfloss was designed to help clean your teeth and gums when you might have braces, bridges, or implants between the teeth. Once you weave the superfloss through the area you can wrap the spongy floss around the tooth and and slide up and down to clean the surface of the adjacent tooth. After that, you can move the floss between the base of the bridge and your gum to remove the plaque build up.
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