The following steps will help you maintain your dental bridge:
Foods to avoid: While your permanent bridge is being manufactured, your dentist will place a temporary bridge over the newly shaped teeth to protect it.
During this period, do not eat or chew sticky or chewy foods, such as gum and candy, and hard foods, such as nuts and ice cubes. While the temporary bridge is in place, it’s also important to chew on the opposite side of your mouth.
After the permanent bridge has been placed, you should refrain from eating sticky or hard foods for at least 24 hours. After this time, you can resume your regular eating habits.
Pain management: The procedures for traditional, Maryland, and cantilever bridges are all pretty painless. Gum swelling or pain may occur in some people. To relieve pain, we recommend taking over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen.
Oral hygiene: When a permanent bridge is placed, it is necessary to take extra oral hygiene measures since the area where the pontic rests on the gums is challenging to clean and can create plaque buildup.
Rinse with mouthwash frequently, brush at least twice a day, and floss beneath the bridge regularly to help reduce inflammation and prevent cavities along the bridge’s edge. Flossing between the teeth of a dental bridge necessitates floss threaders, super floss, or water flossers.