Patients in Houston ask about proper technique for flossing with a dental floss threader after dental bridge treatment

A dental bridge can restore health, function, and beauty to the smile by replacing one or more missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, a dental bridge can last a decade or more. Many patients will ask the Vivid Dental team in Houston about the treatment as well as the proper technique for flossing with a dental floss threader after the procedure. Our team is happy to explain how to keep the bridges as well as oral health in excellent condition.

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits

A dental bridge contains an artificial tooth (pontic) which is nestled between two dental crowns, which are placed on adjacent teeth to provide stability. With a proper oral hygiene regimen, a dental bridge can provide long lasting results. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing before bedtime. You can use a dental floss threader to floss under the dental bridge, which is similar to a sewing needle. While you can floss on the sides of the dental crowns near the natural teeth, a dental floss threader enables you to floss between the gums and the artificial tooth. We are happy to show you the proper technique after the dental bridge is placed.


In addition to brushing and flossing, it is important to keep regular dental check-ups that include examinations and teeth cleanings. At these appointments, we check the dental bridge for optimal function. We would also be happy to answer any questions you may have about your oral health and the care of your dental bridge.

Benefits of dental bridges

Men and women who suffer from tooth loss can have difficulty pronouncing certain words and chewing thoroughly. Dental bridges restore the ability to speak and chew properly. After treatments, patients often feel more confident and are more inclined to smile. The beautiful porcelain crowns in dental bridges blend naturally with the smile. The crowns are stain resistant, strong, and durable.


Dental bridges can be the ideal treatment to restore your smile’s natural beauty. Do you want to explore if a dental bridge is right for you? If you do, we recommend scheduling a consultation with our dentist by calling (281) 809 4902.


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Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
    Complimentary Refreshments
    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing