What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
How Long Do Dental Bridges Last?
Dental bridges can last 5 to 10 years and even longer. With good oral hygiene and regular prophylaxis, it is NOT unusual for the life span of a fixed bridge to be over 10 years.
Will It Be Difficult to Eat With a Dental Bridge?
Replacing missing teeth should actually make eating easier. Until you become accustomed to the bridge, eat soft foods that have been cut into small pieces.
Will the Dental Bridge Change How I Speak?
It can be difficult to speak clearly when teeth are missing in the front or anterior areas. Wearing a dental bridge with the anterior teeth in their proper relationship will help you speak properly.
How Do I Care for My Bridges?
It is important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong as the success of the bridge (depending on the type selected) depends on the solid foundation offered by the surrounding teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. Your dentist or dental hygienist can demonstrate how to properly brush and floss your teeth. Keeping a regular cleaning schedule will help diagnose problems at an early stage when treatment has a better prognosis. Selecting a balanced diet for proper nutrition is also important.
Post Operative Care Instruction
- After teeth preparation, you will also notice that we have placed a temporary bridge on your teeth. This is done to protect what is underneath and it is only on with a temporary cement so it could come off although it isn’t likely if you are careful. If it does happen to come off, please call our clinic and we will put it back on for you. This will only take a few minutes so it won’t take up too much of your time.
- In the meanwhile stay away from anything sticky such as gum etc. You shouldn’t experience any problems and after your next appointment you will be able to function normally.
- You may find some sensitivity in the next few days but it shouldn’t be too painful. It is possible that the tooth might be sensitive to hot or cold so try to avoid any extreme temperature change.
- Please brush and flow frequently and carefully.
Upper anterior teeth show numerous large defects and very crooked teeth. Dental bridges are the treatment of choice for this case to restore the beauty and function.