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Receiving a new dental bridge can help you regain the appearance and function of lost teeth. Although dental bridges are comprised of materials unaffected by tooth decay, such as porcelain, metal alloys, or gold, your dental bridge will still require basic maintenance and daily cleaning to help it last for many years.

Severe periodontal infection can cause your gums to pull away from your teeth and allow the development of inflammation and infection, particularly where the bridge meets your gumline. The presence of bacteria can weaken the support for your dental bridge. If periodontitis affects the gums bone structure surrounding the anchoring teeth for the bridge, it can come loose and fall out.

You can protect your bridge by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day to remove food particles and plaque before they lead to the formation of tartar. If you struggle with flossing your dental bridge, you can speak with our dentist about using an interdental brush, water jet, or a floss threader.

To learn more about how to clean a new dental bridge in Garden City, Georgia, contact Savannah Dental Associates at 912-234-5003 and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Philip Cooper!