If you have a gap in your grin, our dentist, Dr. Frantz Backer can help you fill it in. Not everyone is a good candidate for implants, or they may not want to undergo the necessary surgery. Some people are not comfortable wearing dentures. If this is the case for you, a dental bridge may be a great compromise. A dental bridge is made up of one or more replacement teeth that are attached to crowns that fit over the teeth on each end of your smile.
Once your bridge has been placed, you will need to take care of it. Your crowns will need healthy gums to do their jobs well. Additionally, a bridge may make it difficult to brush and floss, since food debris can get caught in the bridge work, and plaque can form in the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth. You should talk to the dentist about using an interdental brush a water flosser, or a floss threader to clean your bridge.
In addition to brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day, you should also make time to see the dentist for your routine cleanings and exams. If you are missing teeth and would like to find out how you can “bridge the gap” in Jackson Heights, New York, we would love to see you at Advanced Dentistry of New York. Just call 718-313-9987 to plan your visit.