Many patients with a missing tooth will opt to have a dentist like Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr perform a dental bridge restoration. This treatment process essentially mimics the original tooth in a single piece of dental work that includes an open dental crown on each end.
After it has been installed the dental bridge will not be affected by conventional tooth decay. Yet chronic poor oral hygiene habits can eventually start to affect the integrity of the anchoring abutments that hold the dental bridge in place while also threatening the health of the local gum tissues.
If you fail to brush your teeth and dental bridge every morning and night, or you sometimes forget to floss each day, hardened tartar could start to develop at your gumline. This could significantly increase your chances of suffering from gum disease and other oral health problems.
Left untreated severe gum disease could potentially weaken the integrity of the anchoring abutments holding your dental bridge in your mouth. It could also lead to a gradual loss of bone structure near the roots of the abutments.
Sometimes a special oral hygiene tool like an interdental brush, dental water flosser device, or a floss threader can help you effectively clean away plaque and residual food particles.
If you are in the Dallas, Texas, area and you are having difficulties with cleaning your dental bridge, you should call 972-447-9707 to set up an appointment at Preston Family Dentistry.