Looking after Northland, NZ Dental Bridges

The Northland, NZ dental bridges we supply are professionally fitted and crafted. Because they are high quality appliances that we take great pride in, there should be very few issues with any of the work we do here. 

However, there are several different types of Northland, NZ dental bridges. Proper maintenance for each type depends on which one you get outfitted with. For example, fixed dental bridges are the ones that most people think of when we talk about this dental appliance.


Decades

These are meant to last for decades and are considered permanent. That’s why they should be maintained much the same as you would with your original teeth. Here’s a few pointers on the routines you should adopt to keep your Northland, NZ dental bridges in the best shape.

Brushing your dental bridges in much the same way as you did with your original teeth is a good practice. We often suggest that patients who have permanent dental bridges also use an irrigation device like a Water Pick.


Efficient

This is an efficient way to clean the appliance and make sure that no food particles buildup to create a bacteria or tartar issue. 

It’s important to remember that you need to be on the lookout for decay underneath any of the anchoring crowns. Tooth decay is still an issue even when you have Northland, NZ dental bridges. You’ll need to make sure you lower the amount of sugar you eat. One of the best ways to do that is to plan for a healthy diet after you get your dental bridges.

It’s also important to make sure you visit your dentist at least once every six months. We are the professionals that will be able to see any smaller problems with your dental bridges before they become large issues.


Removeable Dental Bridge maintenance

Like the name implies, these removable dental bridges can be taken out. Overall, these aren’t considered as effective as their permanent counterparts, but there are certain circumstances where these are the best option.

What’s critical here is that you use a soft bristle toothbrush when cleaning these partial bridges. We recommend that you use the same variety of toothbrush that’s commonly used for dentures. These are specially designed to make sure they don’t damage the appliances. 

It’s also a good idea if you avoid hard foods like some candies. Nuts and even some types of hard bread can damage the crowns or the Northland, NZ dental bridges themselves.

Allan Pollett