When you get a fixed dental bridge, the staff and your dentist at DeWitt Dental Associates will make sure you have complete aftercare instructions before we send you home. For the most part, dental bridges require you to only stick diligently to an effective oral hygiene routine, which should include:
- Brushing at least twice a day
- Flossing once a day
- Visiting the dentist for routine cleanings and exams
We will show you how to use a floss threader to clean around the replacement tooth (pontic) that is positioned in the site of the missing tooth. Just like your natural teeth, it's vitally important to keep the around where the gum meets your tooth crowns clean and as free of plaque as possible. Even though the crown itself cannot decay, any remaining natural tooth structure as well as the gums can become infected. Basically, you'll still be performing the same great at-home oral hygiene so that you can keep your natural teeth, your gums and your whole oral cavity healthy and functional.
If you are searching for an experienced dentist to provide tooth replacement with a dental bridge in Denver, CO, then please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-566-4036.