A new dental bridge can improve the appearance and function of your smile by replacing missing teeth. While dental bridges include materials that are not susceptible to tooth decay, such as gold, porcelain, and metal, basic maintenance and daily cleaning are still needed to protect your dental bridge from the effects of gum disease.
If you develop an infection in your gums, the tissues can begin to pull away from the base of the teeth, leading to the inflammation potential infection of your gums. If bacteria builds up around your dental bridge, it can affect the stability of your bridge. The development of periodontitis can damage the gums and bone structure around the teeth that anchor the dental bridge, causing these teeth to fall out and leave the dental bridge without support.
We encourage you to take proper care of your dental bridge by brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing around the dental bridge to remove plaque before it develops into tartar. If you struggle to keep your bridge clean, ask our dentist if you might benefit from using a water jet, floss threader, or an interdental brush.
Contact Family Dental of Roscoe at (773) 327-6500 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist if you would like more information on how to clean your dental bridge in Chicago, Illinois.