Dr. David Jones and Dr. Priyanka Dutt have been helping patients in Roanoke, Virginia renew their smiles with the help of dental bridges to replace missing teeth. This is important because missing teeth not only affect your smile confidence, but they may allow your remaining teeth to shift around and cause issues with your bite.
Dental bridges are fixed oral appliances that cannot be removed. This allows them to fit securely into your smile. Affixed or cemented to remaining teeth or dental implants, they are permanent restorations which are anchored to dental crowns to provide stability.
What are the benefits of having a fixed dental bridge restoration? It allows you to speak and chew just as you normally would. It keeps your surrounding teeth in place so that your bite remains the same.
Caring for a dental bridge is the same as caring for your remaining teeth and your gum health. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease is of primary importance. This means diligent daily brushing and flossing, and of course, keeping all scheduled bi-annual checkups and dental cleanings.
To keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay, you will want to make sure the spaces between teeth which support your bridge as well as the spaces beneath the bridge are thoroughly cleaned every day. Water flossers can help with this.
At Roanoke Dental Care, we work hard to help you create a smile you can be proud of every day. If you want to restore your smile including the ability to talk and chew again, our dental bridge can do the job. If you would like to know if a fixed dental bridge is right for your smile, please give us a call at 540-685-0105 today.