Getting a dental bridge requires lots of consideration from the patient. Though a dentist may recommend one, the patient must think about the advantages, disadvantages, cost, and even how to care for the restoration.
In this blog, we’ll explain exactly what dental bridge care looks like so you can make the best decision for your smile and lifestyle. For more details about dental bridges, check out our other blog, or contact your dentist for more information.
Dental bridge care is almost identical to caring for natural teeth and just as important. The durability and lifespan of a dental bridge depend on how well it is taken care of.
To ensure your dental bridge lasts as long as possible (more than ten years), follow these guidelines:
Adhering to these standards will help prevent tooth decay beneath the crowns. This occurs when food and other particles become lodged in or around the dental bridge leading to plaque buildup and dental decay which causes the bridge to fall out.
As mentioned above, eating properly is an essential component of dental bridge care. Eating foods that benefit your oral health won’t just keep your bridge intact, it will keep your gums healthy as well! This way, you can avoid more oral health problems in the future.
Here’s what you should eat and drink to keep your mouth as healthy as possible:
Along with adding these foods to your diet, it may be helpful to remove ones that could damage your bridge or that are inhibiting your oral health. These include:
Of course, it’s okay to eat these in small doses. Just be mindful of how often you’re consuming these types of foods and drinks.
Do you want to know more about dental bridge care? Or just more about dental bridges in general? Our dentist, Dr. Richard L. Rodgers is available to answer all of your questions.
Call our Atlanta, GA office today at 404-577-6620 to schedule your initial consultation.