Even though the titanium dental implants and your bridge are made from artificial materials, it will still require daily care and cleaning. If residual food particles and plaque are not cleaned away by twice-daily brushing and flossing they can harden into tartar. This promotes gum disease that can in time compromise the abutments anchoring your implanted bridge in place.
If you are having a hard time brushing some of the contours of the bridge, you might want to try using interdental brushes. Their small angled heads can get into hard to reach places. If you’re struggling to work floss around the bridge and gum line, you might want to try using a brand of waxed dental floss, or a floss threader.
After you’re done brushing and flossing, you can rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to wash away any loosened food particles and kill bacteria. Just keep in mind that antiseptic mouthwash is not a viable substitute for flossing.
Your regular dental checkup with White Mountain Dental’s office is also important for maintaining the integrity of the implanted bridge. The checkup 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 or concerns about how to clean and maintain your implanted bridge, you can always call White Mountain Dental’s office in Rock Springs, Wyoming at 307-362-2220 to ask a question.