Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They are fixed permanently in your mouth and anchored between two natural teeth. Because you cannot remove the bridge, you must practice good oral hygiene to prevent the bacteria that can cause gum disease from building on and around it.
Brushing and flossing are just as important for your replacement teeth as they are for your natural teeth. These daily cleanings help remove bacteria. You may want to use a non-abrasive toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. Many drug stores carry special floss that will help you reach under the bridge.
A balanced diet will also help maintain your overall oral health. Regular dental checkups are a must to ensure that plaque and tartar are removed from all teeth, including your replacement teeth.
With proper care your dental bridge will last for many years.