A dental bridge is a restoration that is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The replacement tooth is used to fill a gap in an individual’s smile and the dental crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge.
Do I need a dental bridge?
A dental bridge may be recommended by Dr. Kerry Olszewski if a tooth has been lost. Tooth loss may occur because of gum disease, an injury to the mouth, or another issue. If the tooth or teeth are not replaced, the remaining teeth can shift into the gap, thus altering your bite. A distorted bite or missing teeth can also cause gum disease or TMJ disorder.
How do I care for my dental bridge?
Brush all of your natural teeth and your dental bridge twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Floss between each of your teeth as well as under the false tooth of your bridge. Flossing under your bridge will remove any food particles or plaque that become lodged or form there. In addition to practicing proper dental hygiene, it is very important that you visit Mill Creek General Dentistry often for your regular dental cleanings.
We invite you to contact our dental office at 425-337-5549 today to learn more about dental bridges in Mill Creek, Washington, and to set up a visit with our dentist.