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Taking Care of Your Dental Bridge Gainesville, GA
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A dental bridge is an ideal method of replacing the gaps that missing teeth leave behind. This fixed dental restoration is customized to match your unique smile so that others won’t know you suffered tooth loss. Best of all, a dental bridge helps patients achieve a strong and attractive smile while also preventing issues like shifting teeth, bone loss and other oral health complications that are caused by tooth loss.

However, like any dental restoration, dental bridges do not last forever, and they are subject to damage and premature wear. Knowing how to properly care for your bridge can help you maximize your restorative dentistry investment and extend the lifespan of your dental bridge. Follow these simple instructions to keep your dental bridge and your dental health in top condition.

Ways to Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean

While your bridge is composed of a “pontic” of prosthetic teeth, it doesn’t mean you can skip your cleaning routine on and around your bridge. Since your bridge rests on your gums and you have natural teeth on either side of your dental bridge, tooth decay and gum disease can still occur.

Brushing your dental bridge can be performed with a soft-bristled or powered toothbrush. Use a 45-degree angle, and don’t forget to gently clean the edges of your bridge where it meets your natural teeth. Brushing too aggressively can cause gum recession around your bridge.

When it comes to flossing, a water flosser is highly recommended. This handheld device is easy to use and provides effective cleaning in areas under your bridge where your toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing is your most powerful weapon against unwanted gum disease, which can quickly threaten the health of your smile and the stability of your dental bridge.

Last but not least, professional cleanings should be a part of caring for your dental bridge. This involves scheduling an appointment at your dentist for a routine visit. Professional dental cleanings can remove plaque after it has hardened, and they also include polishing off unsightly stains on your natural teeth so that your dental bridge doesn’t look whiter than the rest of your smile. Most importantly, this dental checkup ensures any cracks, chips or other issues within your dental bridge are fixed promptly and conservatively!

Want to learn more about caring for your dental bridge? Call Gainesville Dental Group. We proudly offer beautiful porcelain bridges to restore your smile health and appearance after missing teeth.

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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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.