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Your new dental bridge and the titanium dental implants anchoring it are not subject to the effects of tooth decay. However, it will still need to be brushed twice per day and flossed each evening like your natural teeth.

If residual food particles and plaque are not cleaned away daily, they can harden into tartar near the gumline. This promotes gum disease, which over time will compromise the abutments that are 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 can help clean hard-to-reach places around the dental implanted bridge. A floss threader with waxed dental floss can also help work the strand into place. You might also want to try using a dental water jet to clear food particles around the gumline. Just keep in mind that it cannot replace the effectiveness of flossing.

Your regular dental checkup with your dentist, Dr. Ben Vela & Allan Ng, includes a cleaning procedure that will clean any residual hardened tartar while they monitors the implant as well as the health of your gums.

If you have questions about the best way to maintain your bridge and dental implants in Corpus Christi, Texas, you can always call Vela Dental Centers Southside at 361.994.4900 to seek further advice.