Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

What To Know About Dental Bridges

by Charlotte Beck

If you are missing a single tooth, or possibly a couple of teeth, you might have heard your dentist mention dental bridges. These can be a great option for those who have a few missing teeth, but are not yet to the point where they need a total extraction and a full set of dentures. If you would like to learn more about dental bridges and what you can expect with them, you will want to review the following:

You Clean Them Just Like Your Natural Teeth

One of the nice things about the dental bridge is that they are able to be cleaned, brushed, and flossed just like your natural teeth. This means that you are not going to have to take any special care or buy anything different for the false teeth. You just brush like normal and go about your day.

No One Will Know You Have A Bridge

Unless you decide that you want to tell someone that you have a dental bridge, they are not going to know. This is because the fake teeth are shaped, sized, and colored to match the surrounding natural teeth. They will blend in perfectly so you will not have to worry about anyone noticing when you are talking or eating out with friends.

It Might Feel Weird At First

Even though it will not look like it when you look in the mirror, many people find that the dental bridge feels bulky once it is placed in their mouth. This is a natural reaction because it is a foreign object in your mouth and you are not used to it. However, as the days pass, you will start to forget about the bridge and it will feel just as natural as the teeth you were born with.

Now that you have a little more information about dental bridges, you are going to want to make sure that you are setting up an appointment with your dentist. The sooner you set up your next appointment to get fitted for dental bridges, the sooner you will have a full smile once again. Make sure that you are checking with your dental insurance company to see if they will cover the cost of the dental bridges. Some insurance companies will only cover the bridges if it is deemed that the number and location of the missing teeth are causing trouble for your speech or your ability to eat normally. Otherwise, your dentist might have a payment plan option that you can check out.


About Me

Learning to Manage Your Dental Problems

As a homeschool parent and independent contractor, I don't always have time to practice good dental care. I often find myself in a rush just to meet my daily tasks and goals. My lack of good dental care eventually caught up with me. After experiencing severe pain in my back tooth, I made an appointment with my dentist. My dentist found a large hole in the center of the tooth. Root canal treatment couldn't save the tooth, so my dentist extracted it. I learned a very painful and valuable lesson that day. No matter how hectic my life is, I should still make time to brush and floss my teeth properly. I'm here to help you and other people avoid painful dental problems with my blog. I offer tips on how to keep your teeth clean and how to spot dental problems before they get out of control. Good luck.