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How Do Dental Bridges Work?


Posted on 2/21/2022 by Neil Starr DDS PC
How Do Dental Bridges Work?If you have tooth gaps in your mouth, dental bridges are great for fixing your missing teeth. The procedure is very simple, but you will need several visits to your dentist to have them installed successfully. This is because your dentist will have to prepare the supporting or abutments teeth. These are the teeth that support your dental bridge, and they can be implants or your natural teeth. Your custom-made dental bridges will also have to be manufactured so that they can be fixed properly.

Benefits of Dental Bridges


Dental bridges are sometimes used cosmetically to improve the appearance of your smile. Another significant benefit of dental bridges is that they help support nearby teeth from shifting and turning. Dental bridges also replace missing teeth, making it easier for you to chew food properly. If you have missing teeth, it will be very difficult for you to chew and bite some foods. It might force you to eliminate some foods from your diet, eventually leading to nutrient deficiency. Thankfully, dental bridges will allow you to eat your favorite foods, including hard foods that you may not have been able to chew. Another great benefit of dental bridges is that they make it easier to clean your teeth and gums. When you have missing teeth, bacteria can easily hide in the shifting teeth and spaces created around your gums, leading to oral infections.

How to Maintain Dental Bridges


If you have dental bridges installed, you need to know that they can easily stain and lead to dental problems if you do not take care of them. If they are removable, you should carefully clean them over a sink or a rolled towel so that they will not accidentally fracture or break if they fall. It is recommended that you clean them with regular toothpaste and rinse them thoroughly.

Visit our dental clinic today to have your missing teeth fixed. Our dentist will ensure that you feel comfortable with your dental bridges.


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