Your new bridge mounted on dental implants represents a serious investment in restoring the full function and appearance of multiple lost teeth. Even though the bridge and the titanium abutments anchoring it are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, it will still require inclusion in your daily oral hygiene routine.
If residual food particles and plaque are not cleaned away by twice-daily brushing and flossing they harden into tartar near the gum line. This promotes gum disease that can in time compromise your implanted bridge in place.
If you are having trouble effectively cleaning around the implanted bridge you might want to try using a waxed floss threader, interdental brushes, or a dental water jet. These tools are designed to help you clean hard to reach places.
Your regular dental check up with Dr. Rachel Meyer, DDS 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 feel free to call Dr. Rachel Meyer, DDS at 505-662-3163 to set up a consultation.