Help keep opposing teeth in their proper place
Prevent shifting and tilting of adjacent teeth
Help prevent further dental decay and gum disease
Maximize your smile, speech and chewing function
Last 5-15 years (longer than a Maryland bridge)
Help to prevent movement of adjacent and opposing teeth
Are more expensive than the Maryland bridge
Is less expensive than the conventional bridge
Metal backing may show through if the teeth are thin
Fixed bridges look and function similar to natural teeth. They remain in the mouth at all times and can only be removed by your dentist. Because trimmed down natural teeth (abutments) must carry the load of missing teeth, they can sometimes be overloaded. Patients need to “favour” the bridged areas slightly to avoid overloading and potentially loosening or damaging the prostheses.
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Brushing after each meal. Brush the surfaces and sides of your bridge like you do your natural teeth. Use an interdental brush to clean between large spaces.
Flossing at least once a day to clean food and bacteria from between teeth and at the gum line. Special thick floss can help keep your bridge clean and floss threaders help you to floss under a fixed bridge.
Seeing your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup. Ask your dentist about special cleaning aids for your bridge.