Also, since a well-maintained dental crown or bridgework can last nearly a decade, we wanted to share with you a few tips that will help keep the crown or bridge looking and feeling new for years to come:
Floss well, and floss often
By far, the most important thing you can do to avoid the decay of those teeth neighboring your crown or bridge is to floss regularly and to floss well.
For bridges, we recommend a special type of floss designed particularly for bridges called “super floss.” We'll be happy to show you how to use it – just ask us during your next appointment. You'll love how simple this product makes flossing under your bridge.
Be sure your crown or bridge always fits tightly
A loose fit promotes decay and can damage the supporting abutment teeth. If you feel your crown or bridge is no longer as secure as it once was, please reach out to us to schedule an appointment. Letting a “minor” issue like this go for too long can harm your still healthy abutment teeth, and no one wants that to happen.
Careful with hard food items!
Chewing on hard candy and munching on ice can wreak havoc on crowns or bridgework as well as your natural teeth. If you'd like to keep both lasting for as long as they should, refrain from cracking away at such habit-forming activities.
As always, if you need anything at all, please reach out – we're always here for you. Thank you for the continued trust and the opportunity to deliver your dental care.