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Placing a bridge begins with the preparation of teeth on either end of the missing tooth. A dentist takes impressions. Then a bridge is made, and in the meantime a temporary bridge is placed in the mouth. The gap is filled by a replacement tooth. The bridge is then cemented to it. This is permanent and shouldn’t be removed without a dentist’s help. Follow-up visits may be necessary to ensure the bridge is fitted perfectly.
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When one or more teeth are missing, it may be necessary to have dental restoration. A dental bridge resuscitates a person’s bite and makes sure that no other issues take shape, such as decay or dissolution from disuse. A bridge is made of a pontic in the middle and crowns on either end. Crowns fit over prepped teeth and the gap is filled by the pontic. This ensures that everything is anchored and no disharmony is occurring in the jaw.
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Oral hygiene cannot only affect appearance, but overall well-being. That’s why restoration is of the utmost importance. Losing a tooth may result in a dental implant. it’s been shown over 1.5 million implants are placed every year. The support of a full jaw and a functional pair of teeth can help avoid bone loss, ensure eating isn’t impeded, and make it so talking doesn’t become an issue. Just one missing tooth can have that much of an impact. That’s why it’s important to choose the right replacement, stabilizing your bite and preventing any jaw problems.

*American Dental Association
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Replacing decayed or missing teeth can have an immense impact on how you speak, eat, and may even reverse bone loss. Thankfully, bridges, dentures, and implants help correct such issues. That means there are plenty of options when it comes to getting back your bite.
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When it comes to oral hygiene, not everyone is in the know. This is especially important when it comes to plaque. Plaque forms when foods containing sugars and starches are left on the teeth. There are lots of bacteria in the mouth that thrive off such things and as a result, produce acids. In turn, these acids destroy tooth enamel and cause decay. Plaque can also move into the roots under the gums and break down the bones supporting teeth.
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A good or bad diet directly affects the health of your teeth and gums. And in children, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases. Leading a healthy lifestyle, and having healthy teeth, comes from the ability to think before you eat. Awareness can help prevent oral problems. Understand that foods eaten as part of a meal cause less harm to teeth because more saliva is released, which lessens the effect of acids that cause cavities. So maybe think twice before having that snack. And if you’re hungry, eat from a variety of the major food groups. It will help in the long run.
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Phobias are a major driving force behind people not getting the help they need. This is especially concerning when it comes to dental and oral health. This anxiety is incredibly prevalent. Its common knowledge that 30 to 40 million Americans avoid the dentist because of this fear. Yet avoiding periodontal diseases and other such complications can greatly diminish the risks of losing teeth or having serious health problems. Infections can be linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Even though conquering fears may take a lot of time and effort, it’s important for patients to summon the courage. Perhaps bring a friend or loved one along. Moral support can go a long way when facing your fears.

* Peter Milgrom, DDS, director of the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington in Seattle
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Fixing bones or joints often requires a surgical procedure. Since knowledge is power, you might enjoy knowing a bit more about the process of bone grafting. #oralhealth #healthyliving

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Maintaining healthy teeth can really make a difference later in life. That's why it's important for kids to know why sodas are bad for teeth. #brush #oralcare

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Keeping up with oral hygiene can really make a difference. That's why it's important to know all the ins-and-outs of caring for your teeth. #happyteeth #healthyteeth
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