Your Questions About Dental Bridges Answered

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A dental bridge is a dental restoration that is made up of two dental crowns with a replacement tooth in between. The replacement tooth is used to fill a gap in an individual’s smile and the dental crowns are placed on the teeth on either side of the gap to support the dental bridge.

Do I need a dental bridge?

A dental bridge may be recommended by Dr. Jeff Olson if a tooth has been lost. Tooth loss may occur because of periodontal disease, an injury to the mouth, or another issue. If the tooth or teeth are not replaced, the remaining teeth can shift into the gap, thus altering your bite.

How long will my dental bridge last?

If your dental bridge is well cared for, it can last for a decade or longer. Tooth decay is a big threat to your dental bridge. The dental bridge can become weak or fail if the teeth supporting it become compromised.

How do I care for my dental bridge?

Brush all of your natural teeth and your dental bridge twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Floss between each of your teeth as well as under the false tooth of your dental bridge. Flossing under your dental bridge will remove any food particles or plaque that become lodged or that form there. In addition, it is very important that you visit Oak Ridge Dental often for your professional dental cleanings.

We invite you to contact our dental office at 952-435-0355 for more information about dental bridges in Burnsville, Minnesota, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist. Our team will be happy to discuss your tooth replacement options with you.