A dental bridge can last over 10 years if you look after it – here are a few tips to help.
– Avoid very hard sweets and nutshells as these can damage your bridge.
– Clean and floss your teeth and bridge thoroughly.
– See your dentist for regular dental check-ups and a professional clean.
Looking after your bridge and the surrounding teeth will help to keep the bridge healthy and prevent gum disease.
“Tooth decay underneath the crowns that hold up the dental bridge is one of the most common problems associated with dental bridges.”
Dr Gerald O’Connor is the principal dentist and owner of Killiney Dental. Dr O’Connor graduated with an honours dental degree from University College Cork in 1998. He has since worked as a general dental surgeon in the UK and Ireland and has over 20 years experience in the dental field, with a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr O’Connor is an active member of the Irish Dental Association, sitting on its Quality Patient Safety Committee, and is a Irish Dental Council registered dentist.