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Commonly Experienced Dental Bridge Problems

Posted on 3/8/2021 by Dr. David Welton
Commonly Experienced Dental Bridge ProblemsIf you have been fitted with a custom-made replacement tooth, known as a dental bridge, to replace a missing tooth, you understand how this simple device can do wonders to correct smiles, help patients speak with ease, and restore their ability to eat.

At Serenity Dental, Dr. Welton and have the relevant experience and specialty in the area to execute the high level of technique required during the process.

When getting this procedure done, it is important to understand that, like every other dental fitting, dental bridges also come with some issues. Use our guide to learn about commonly experienced dental bridge problems in order to understand how to address them effectively.

Tartar Build-Up

Since dental bridges act as permanent fixtures, they can't be removed from the mouth in order to clean the area. When the developed bacteria combine with saliva, plaque formation is triggered. Unless the plaque is eliminated, it hardens into calculus or tartar, which is more difficult to remove. Not having the bridge cleaned by a professional biannually can lead to gingivitis and even periodontal disease.

Accumulation of Food Particles

When a dental bridge is poorly fitted in the mouth, it is possible for food particles to accumulate inside the open spaces between the gum and the bridge. Failure to clean your mouth effectively can lead to bacteria formation, eventually causing bad breath problems and gum diseases.

Damage to the Bridge

When patients are fitted with dental bridges, they are advised by their doctors to avoid eating foods such as hard candies, raw vegetables and ice, and chewing on them extensively. These foods can cause irreversible damage to the bridge and may require replacement.

By taking necessary precautions such as ensuring good oral hygiene and taking care of your mouth, you can enjoy all the benefits that come with a dental bridge fitting. For more information, contact us at (509) 919-1471.
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