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.
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.
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.