The dental bridge installed by Dr. Behzad Abadi is designed to restore the presence, structure, and full function of your missing tooth. While it is crafted from durable materials that will not suffer the effects of tooth decay, it will still need extra focus in your daily oral hygiene routine.
The bridge itself is anchored in place by a pair of abutments that were formed from the healthy dentin layer of the two nearest teeth. Chronic periodontal disease can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth, forming pockets of infection near the roots of the abutments. At the same time, the pervasive bacteria can slowly compromise the seam where your bridge is cemented onto the abutments.
Brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing every evening helps remove residual food particles and plaque before they can harden into tartar. If you’re having trouble cleaning in and around the bridge, you might want to try using an interdental brush, a floss threader with waxy floss or a dental water jet.
Your routine dental checkup with Dr. Behzad Abadi will allow our team to clean away any residual tartar and monitor the integrity of the bridge as well as the health of your gums.
If you have concerns about how to effectively maintain your bridge, you can always call 818-514-8732 to speak to one of the helpful staff members at Behzad Abadi DMD.