Dental bridges fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Dental bridges can last for 5 to 10 years, depending on the type of dental bridge and the materials used. With proper care, bridges can last longer.
With bridges, there are risks to consider. There’s always a slight chance of developing side effects with dental bridges. From broken prosthetic teeth to pain and swelling, you can expect more or less complications; but that doesn’t mean everyone will experience the issue. So, let’s talk about the risks of getting a dental bridge:
Crowns and Bridges Falling Off Abutment Teeth
Dental crowns and bridges can sometimes detach and fall off the abutment teeth. This happens because of biting or chewing too hard, grinding, gritting teeth, or loose prosthetics. When this happens, you should go to your dentist’s office to mend and repair your chipped or broken tooth. Keep in mind that with loosened restoration comes the risk of letting bacteria penetrate the wound and infecting the tooth. This can give birth to new dental problems, so it’s better to rush to your dentist. So visit Dr. K to restore the damage.
Pain & Discomfort
Pain and discomfort can arrive anytime; it doesn’t necessarily mean that your restored teeth are at fault. Take note of the pain you experience. Is it a sharp pain? Does it hurt when you try to bite or eat something? Do you feel pain or discomfort in your jaw muscle or at the joint? Do your teeth react to hot and cold stimuli? If you answered all the questions with yes, there might be issues with your dental bridges. Normally, when our dentists observe such symptoms, they make a new restoration and seal it with permanent cement. Once the cement dries, the pain usually goes away.
Chipped/cracked Porcelain Prosthetics
Most dental restorations are made of porcelain. Although the material is quite tough, it can be subjected to chipping. Proper treatment depends on the extent of the fracture. If the chipped area is small, a composite resin can repair it.
Gingivitis and Other Gum Diseases
Gum diseases, like gingivitis, can also be trouble. Gingivitis is an inflammatory disease where gums become red and swollen. As a result, your gums bleed, and you suffer from pain and bad breath. Prosthetic dental crowns can attract plaque build-up at the gum line and you may develop gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. So you should establish proper oral hygiene and visit your dentist to prolong the longevity of your prosthetics.
There are a few good dentists in Monroe, NC, so where to go? Visit us at Monroe Family Dentistry as we look forward to building a lifelong relationship as your family’s dental care provider. You will be treated with the respect, friendliness and care you deserve. Dr. K, along with his professional team, will take care of your dental concerns.
Our Dental Practice in Monroe, NC
Monroe Family Dentistry is there for you and your children from day one and we are happy to work with you and your child to start habits from birth. If you live near Monroe, NC call us to schedule an appointment today at 704.776.4278.
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