When dental implants first appeared on the oral health care scene, they were primarily used to replace a single missing tooth. Over the course of the past two decades, dental implant technology has continued to evolve. Now dental implants can also be used in a variety of applications, including anchoring a bridge to restore multiple lost teeth.
While the bridge installed by Dr. Gregory Dvorak and the titanium abutments are composed of materials that are not subject to tooth decay, they will still need to be included in your oral hygiene routine. Plaque buildup and residual food particles that are not removed from the base of your teeth can harden into tartar near the gum line. This promotes gum disease that can, in time, compromise the abutments anchoring your implanted bridge in place.
If you are having trouble cleaning plaque and food particles from around the bridge, you might want to try using a waxed floss threader, interdental brushes or a dental water jet.
The regular dental checkup performed by Dr. Gregory Dvorak includes a cleaning procedure that will clean any residual hardened tartar, and monitor the implant as well as the health of your gums.
If you have questions about the best way to maintain your new implanted bridge, please call Dr. Gregory Dvorak at 952-758-3003 to schedule an appointment.