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Your new dental bridge that was designed and installed at Eric Goldberg, DDS is designed to fully restore your missing tooth for many years ahead. However, there are some things, such as complications from gum disease, that can limit the long-term integrity of the bridge.

Periodontitis can cause your gums to gradually recede from the base of your teeth. This promotes infection and inflammation in the gum tissues near the roots of the abutments that anchor your bridge in place. In time, the bacteria can also start to weaken the dental adhesive that bonds the bridge. It could even cause a failure in one of the abutments.

Brushing your teeth twice per day and flossing at least once each evening can clean away plaque and residual food particles before they harden into tartar. Decreasing the bacterial presence at the gumline will greatly reduce your chances of developing gum disease.

If you’re having issues cleaning around the contours of the bridge, you might want to try using an interdental brush or a dental water jet.

If you have questions or concerns about how to properly clean and maintain your dental bridge in Exton, Pennsylvania, you can always call 610-363-6181 to speak to a member of Dr. Eric Goldberg’s staff.