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Post Operative Care Instructions for your Permanent Bridge Restoration

Post-operative care is essential to ensure the successful healing and longevity of a dental bridge. Here are some post-operative care instructions for a dental bridge:


How should I clean my dental bridge after the procedure?

Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing your teeth and the bridge gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day. Floss daily to clean between the teeth and under the bridge

How do I clean Under my bridge?

Cleaning under a dental bridge is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent potential issues like gum disease or decay. Here’s how you can effectively clean under your dental bridge:

Use Dental Floss Threaders or Superfloss:

  • Dental floss threaders or superfloss are specially designed to clean under dental bridges and other dental work.
  • Thread one end of the floss through the threader or superfloss and gently guide it under the bridge from one side to the other.
  • Once the floss is under the bridge, use a back-and-forth motion to clean the area where the bridge meets your gums and the neighboring teeth.

Interdental Brushes:

  • Interdental brushes are small, cone-shaped brushes designed to clean between teeth and dental work.
  • Insert the brush under the bridge and gently move it back and forth to clean the area thoroughly.

Water Flosser (Oral Irrigator):

  • A water flosser uses a stream of water to clean between teeth and dental work, making it effective for cleaning under a bridge.
  • Set the water flosser to an appropriate pressure level and aim the nozzle under the bridge to flush out debris and bacteria.

Regular Dental Check-Ups:

It’s essential to be gentle while cleaning under your dental bridge to avoid damaging the bridge or causing discomfort. If you have difficulty cleaning under your bridge or have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us 833-925-8326 for guidance and assistance. We can demonstrate proper cleaning techniques and recommend suitable oral hygiene products for your specific situation.

Are there any dietary restrictions after getting a dental bridge?

Initially, stick to soft and non-sticky foods to avoid putting excessive pressure on the bridge. Avoid very hot or cold foods and beverages as your teeth and gums may be sensitive.

What can I do to manage discomfort or pain after getting a dental bridge?

It’s normal to experience some discomfort for a few days. Take over-the-counter pain relievers as recommended by our clinical team to manage any discomfort.

Should I avoid chewing on hard objects with a dental bridge?

Yes, it’s important to refrain from chewing on hard objects like ice, hard candies, or pens, as we can damage the bridge.

What should I do if I experience pain, sensitivity, or notice problems with the dental bridge?

Contact us promptly by calling 833-925-8326 if you experience persistent discomfort or notice any issues with the bridge. Our clinical team can evaluate and make necessary adjustments or repairs.

Is a mouthguard necessary with a dental bridge?

If you grind your teeth, you should wear a custom-made mouthguard at night to protect your dental bridge from damage. We can take impressions and make custom mouthguard for you at any of our 12 locations.

Does smoking or excessive alcohol consumption affect dental bridges?

Yes, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can negatively impact your oral health and the longevity of your dental bridge. Try to avoid these habits.

How can I maintain the overall health of my teeth and gums with a dental bridge?

A balanced diet, proper hydration, and a healthy lifestyle contribute to overall oral health, indirectly affecting the longevity of your dental bridge.

What if I have more questions or concerns about my dental bridge's care?

If you have any additional questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our clinical team for guidance and assistance regarding your dental bridge care. Please call 833-925-8326.

If you have any concerns or questions about your dental care, don’t hesitate to reach out to us 833-925-8326!