Any dental procedure requires special care to ensure it's long term success. One of the main disadvantages to a bridge is that you cannot easily floss between the teeth. Special floss threaders can be used, as well as a water flosser. It is imperative to keep the bridge clean. If food and plaque are not getting cleaned out, the teeth next to the areas could decay and cause the bridge to fail.
Bridge Vs. Implant
This is the main advantage of a dental implant over a bridge. Dental implants do not connect to adjacent teeth and you can floss normally because all the teeth are individual. However a dental bridge is a more affordable procedure that does not require surgery.
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If you need a dental bridge, our team will educate you on how to take care of your bridge to ensure the longevity of it's success. Have missing areas in your mouth? Call us today to get a consultation or schedule through our website.