Published On: June 19, 2017

In the case of a lost permanent tooth or teeth, Dr. Priti Dagli may recommend a dental bridge in Plainsboro, New Jersey. A dental bridge is a restoration that bridges the gap caused by a missing tooth or teeth. A replacement tooth with a dental crown attached to either side makes up a dental bridge.

Dental Bridge Placement
When placing a dental bridge, our dentist will first remove some tooth enamel from the teeth on either side of the gap. This will allow room for the dental crowns, which anchor the bridge in your smile, to be placed on the teeth on either side of the gap. Impressions will then be taken of the gap and the surrounding teeth. These impressions will be used to create your custom dental bridge.

Dental Bridge Lifespan
If you care for your bridge well, it may last for a decade or longer. Tooth decay is a big threat to bridges. Food can become trapped under the dental bridge. This can cause decay to the teeth supporting the crowns, which would, in turn, weaken the dental restoration.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge
Caring for your new bridge is simple. Clean the dental bridge in the same way that you clean your natural teeth. Brush and floss your dental bridge along with your natural teeth. Also, be sure to come to Plainsboro Dental Services for your regular dental appointments.

We welcome you to contact our dental office at 609-716-7100 today to learn more and to set up your next appointment with our dentist.