If you are missing a tooth, Dr. Mitchell Olson may recommend a dental bridge. 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.
How long will my dental bridge last?
If your dental bridge is well cared for, it can last for 10 years or longer. Tooth decay is a big threat to your dental bridge. If the teeth supporting the dental bridge become compromised, the bridge can become weak or fail.
How do I care for my dental bridge?
Brush all of your natural teeth and your dental bridge twice a day. Floss between each of your teeth as well as under the false tooth of your bridge. Flossing under your bridge will remove any food particles or plaque that become lodged or form there. In addition to practicing proper dental hygiene, it is very important that you visit Olson Dental Care often for your regular dental cleanings.
We welcome you to contact our dental office at 952-884-1308 today to learn more about dental bridges in Bloomington, Minnesota, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist.