- Avoid chewing hard food, ice or candy. Any of these can cause damage to the bridge or the teeth that hold the bridge in place.
- Grinding your teeth can cause damage to the crowns on either end of the bridge. Use a prosthetic aid (night guard) to assist you in stopping if you grind in your sleep.
- Purchase a good quality dental water pic. Do not floss in the bridge area. Water pic will keep the area clean. Brush as usual.
- If you experience any pain or problems, have them checked by your dentist. After a short healing period you should not notice any pain. If you do it could be an indication that the bridge has a “high spot” or gums are not healing properly, causing swelling. Please schedule an appointment if pain or irritation occurs after 5 days.