If you’re missing teeth, we want to first say that we understand how stressful and disheartening it can be. You may feel like you have to hide your smile because of the gaps there. But that’s definitely not how you should be living your life! To get back to enjoying life behind a confident and full smile, we invite you to consider restorative bridges. Here’s the lowdown on this tooth-replacement option:
The Basics of Restorative Bridges
A bridge is a fixed dental appliance used to fill in the gap left by missing teeth. To anchor the bridge in place, dental crowns are added to the teeth next to the space. You can think of a bridge as an artificial tooth sandwiched between its neighboring teeth to bridge a gap. When you get a restorative bridge, the artificial teeth in it are designed to look natural when in line with your smile. It’s possible that many people won’t even be able to spot the difference between your natural teeth and your fake teeth!
Taking Care of a Dental Bridge
You want your dental bridge to last you as long as possible, so you should make sure you’re taking care of it properly. The good thing is that fixed dental bridges are easy to take care of! You can just look after them like you would your teeth by brushing and flossing them regularly. You may also want to add rinsing with mouthwash and using a water flosser to your routine as an extra precaution. These additional steps will help keep your bridge clean and strong by removing bacteria and food particles that sneak into its nooks and crannies.
If you’re having trouble keeping your dental bridge clean or if you’d like more tips, consult with our expert team at your next appointment. We’ll be able to show you what to do and recommend dental products that may work better for you.
Bridges at Overland Park Family Dental
Our dental practice is proud to provide high-quality restorative bridges in Overland Park, KS. You can learn more by visiting our dental bridge services page, or you can contact us directly. We look forward to hearing from you!