When dentists first started to use dental implants, they could only use them to replace a single tooth at a time. Dental technology has improved over the past two decades, and now Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor is able to replace several teeth at a time with by anchoring a dental bridge in their place.
Dental bridges and the titanium abutments that anchor them in place are made from materials that will not decay. However, you should still clean your bridge through regular brushing and flossing as you would your natural teeth in order to protect them from plaque and food particle build-up, which can lead to tartar on the gum line. Tartar formation can lead to gum disease. Advanced stages of gum disease, such as periodontitis, will cause the abutments holding your bridge in place to loosen
If you find it difficult to clean your bridge, it may be recommended that you use a waxed dental threader, water pick, or interdental brushes to remove plaque and food particles.
Also, by visiting your dentist regularly, Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor can clean off any tartar that may have developed. Regular dental check-ups are also important so that she can monitor the implants as well as the health of your gums.
If you are interested in getting a dental implant or dental bridge in Ottawa, Ontario, please give Skyline Dental Associates a call at (613) 226-4562 to set up your appointment today with Dr. Leila Ebrahimpoor.