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What to Expect Right After Getting a Dental Bridge

The dental bridge process is safe and relatively pain-free, although there may be discomfort that exists after the placement of the dental bridge. Understanding how to deal with a dental bridge after it is placed and what to expect from your dental bridge is helpful before you start the aftercare process.

A detailed review of dental bridge recovery and aftercare

The following review details the dental bridge aftercare process and how to make a fast recovery and ensure that your bridge remains in good condition for as long as possible. It is also essential to follow all additional aftercare instructions that your general dentist provides. 

The dental bridge process explained

dental bridge is a method of teeth replacement that involves two abutment teeth and one or more dental crowns attached to the abutments to fill in one missing tooth or a section of missing teeth. For a traditional bridge, the bridge attaches to natural teeth, which may receive dental crowns to strengthen them. Many dentists also offer implant-supported bridges, in which case the dental bridge attaches to dental implants on each side of the bridge. 

Common symptoms after dental bridge placement

There may be discomforting symptoms after dental bridge placement, including:

Some patients do not experience any symptoms after dental bridge placement. Those who do will typically report that their symptoms go away within 48 hours. Any severe symptoms or symptoms that exist for an extended period of time (more than a week) should visit the dentist to determine the cause and to check on the bridge. 

How to alleviate the initial symptoms after dental bridge placement

The best way to deal with the initial symptoms after dental bridge placement is to eat soft foods and take anti-inflammatory medication as instructed. Good oral hygiene to keep the mouth clean (brushing, flossing and mouthwash) is essential for preventing an infection or increased discomfort for the first few days while the patient recovers. 

How to care for your dental bridge in the long term

The patient can care for their dental bridge the same way that they would care for natural teeth, and brushing the bridge twice per day, flossing and using mouthwash are vital. They should also reduce the consumption of foods that are high in carbohydrates because it can increase the risk of periodontal disease, dental cavities and other oral health concerns. With proper care, a dental bridge can remain in good condition for more than a decade.

Find out more about dental bridge treatment and aftercare

If you are interested in teeth replacement through dental bridge treatment or have recently received a dental bridge and need assistance with the recovery and aftercare process, get in touch with us today by phone or email. We can arrange a convenient time for you to come in and meet with our team to discuss treatment.

Request an appointment here: or call Judy Mejido DMD PA at (305) 434-4804 for an appointment in our Miami office.

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