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 B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)
Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.
After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.