A dental bridge is a couple of caps that are connected together. Unlike natural teeth, regular brushing will not reach underneath the bridge. We recommend our patients use threader floss to go underneath the bridge to make sure everything is nice and clean. Also, there are other products available in the market to make this task easier. A product called Waterpik uses a jet stream of water to go underneath the bridge and patients love them.
Besides, we always recommend patients to get regular professional cleaning in the dental office at least every six months.
A Better Tooth Replacement Option
In general, any dental prosthesis does require regular care to maintain the health of the gum and tooth. If you do not want to use the special floss to clean under the bridge, a dental implant might be a better option for you.
A dental implant is a prosthesis inserted into the missing tooth area that is not connected to other teeth, so it functions just like a natural tooth. You can maintain it by using regular floss. If you would like to find out more about dental bridges or implants, please give us a call at (321) 805-3888. We will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.