You can clean under your dental bridge using a floss threader, an interdental brush or a Waterpik. Instead of flossing between the teeth, the floss threader flosses under the dental bridge. An interdental brush operates similarly to remove food debris and bacteria that accumulate below the bridge. A Waterpik is a cleaning device that shoots tiny jets of water into the mouth’s hard-to-reach areas and cleans them effectively. Additionally, we recommend you go in for a professional tooth cleaning every six months to keep your dental bridge clean and health
The only way you can make your dental appliance last long is to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Similarly, a dental bridge can last anywhere between 5-15 years, depending on what kind of foods you eat, your risk for decay and your oral hygiene.
A dental bridge fills the gaps formed by missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth in the centre, flanked by two crowns on either side that sit comfortably on abutment teeth. Abutment teeth are the teeth enveloping the gap.