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Caring For Your Dental Bridge Gainesville, GA
Gainesville GA Cosmetic Dentist Office

Do you have gaps in your smile due to missing teeth? When you have more than one missing tooth, you are at risk for several downfalls. Beyond your social confidence and ability to eat, you may also experience misalignment as your existing teeth shift towards the open spaces. In order to restore your smile and avoid the setbacks of missing teeth, a custom dental bridge may be recommended.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge does just what its name suggests, it “bridges the gap” of missing teeth. A traditional dental bridge consists of one or more prosthetic teeth that attach to your natural teeth on either side. In most cases, these anchoring teeth are fitted with dental crowns to give them extra strength and stability to do their job. Depending on your specific needs, a cantilever bridge or Maryland bonded bridge may also be used as alternative types of dental bridges.

How to Care For Your Dental Bridge

While there is no doubt that a dental bridge can effectively restore the appearance and function of your smile, it still needs to be cared for properly if you want to protect your investment. Fortunately, most dental bridges can be cared for much like your regular teeth. You’ll need to brush twice a day for two minutes to fight plaque buildup around the bridge, as well as floss daily. When flossing, it is important to floss carefully in between your dental bridge and natural teeth. You need to dislodge food debris without being too aggressive and dislodging the structure of your bridge.

Remember that just because you have prosthetic teeth, doesn’t mean you can’t suffer decay on your natural teeth or gum disease beneath the bridge. It is critical that you clean all areas of your smile. In addition, be mindful about not biting down on hard substances using your dental bridge, as this may cause your replacement teeth to chip or loosen. If you suspect a teeth-grinding habit, talk to your dentist about a custom nightguard to prevent bridge damage. With proper care, most patients can expect their dental bridge to last up to ten years!

Ready to Get Your Dental Bridge?

At Gainesville Dental Group, we are proud to offer beautiful custom-fit dental bridges to restore your smile. The process may require multiple appointments, as we need to take precise measurements of your teeth and prepare the anchoring teeth with dental crowns. To learn more or schedule your consult for a dental bridge, please call our office today!

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.