Your new bridge mounted on dental implants represents a serious investment in restoring the full function and appearance of multiple lost teeth. While the bridge and the underlying titanium abutments are made from materials that are not subject to tooth decay, it will still need to be brushed and flossed twice each day.
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 periodontal disease, which over time will compromise the abutments anchoring your implanted bridge in place.
If you are having trouble effectively cleaning around the implanted bridge you might want to try using a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss. Interdental brushes or a dental water jet can also be helpful for cleaning hard to reach places.
Your regular dental check up with Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC 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 bridge and dental implants, you can always call Christopher M. Granillo, DDS, LLC’s clinic in Tucson, Arizona at 520-298-5556 for a consultation.