If you are missing one or more of your teeth, you have a range of restorative dentistry options from which you can choose. One of the best choices for many people is a dental bridge. You never want to wait when it comes to replacing a tooth, as it can cause issues with your bite, your ability to chew, and the beauty of your smile. Dental bridges can restore your smile and ensure that you retain the appropriate face shape. However, if you are getting dental bridges, you need to know the proper dental bridges aftercare.
You should not feel any pain when you have the bridge placed in your mouth, and there should not be pain afterwards. If you are having issues chewing or if the bridge feels strange in your mouth, it might just be a matter of getting accustomed to it. However, if there are any problems or issues that persist after the placement, be sure to get in touch with the dentist to voice your concerns.
When you have a permanent bridge, you will find that it should be cared for just like your natural teeth. This means you need to clean it properly along with your other teeth, and you need to floss between them. Keep the gums clean and healthy, too. You should brush at least two times per day with a fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to keep up with your regular dental appointments for cleaning and checkups, as well.
If you are going to be getting a bridge and you have other questions or concerns, talk with our dentists in Forest Glen at Krinsky, DDS. We are ready to help you and answer those questions. Call us at 773-685-9666 or visit our contact page.