A fixed dental bridge can replace one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more replacement teeth attached to crowns that are placed on two or more surrounding support teeth. Along with replacing teeth, the fixed bridge helps restore the normal function and proper position of your bite. A fixed bridge is made of various metals, porcelain, a combination of the two, or zirconia.
With good oral hygiene, your crown and bridge will last longer.
1. Brush and floss around your crowned tooth or bridge thoroughly to remove decayed-causing bacteria.
2. See your dentist regularly (every 6 months) to help prolong the life of your crown and bridge.
3. Ask your dentist about how to brush and floss around your crown and bridge.