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Caring For Your Dental Bridge Marietta, GA

Caring For Your Dental Bridge

A dental bridge is an excellent way to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. It is a tooth replacement solution that can help you smile more confidently for years to come. However, just like any other dental restoration, it needs to be cared for properly. Neglecting to clean your dental bridge (and the area around it) can result in tooth decay or periodontal disease, and eventually bone loss in your jaw. Since a dental bridge is among the largest restorations, there are some additional considerations when caring for it.

Dental bridges are designed to close a relatively large open space where teeth are missing. They attach to a natural tooth or dental implant on either side. A dental bridge is vulnerable to decay and gum disease because food debris and bacteria can accumulate under the bridge or in the gum pockets on the inside surfaces of the teeth that support the bridge. Cleaning the area under and around your bridge on a daily basis is vital to the health of your smile and the longevity of your dental bridge.

What is the best way to clean under a dental bridge? Many dentists recommend using a floss threader. This unique flossing tool allows effective cleaning and easy maneuvering under the bridge and into the gum pockets of each tooth. Other hygiene devices that can make dental bridge cleaning easier are water flossers and proxa brushes.

At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we not only place top quality bridges, but we help patients care for them as well. We realize that your dental bridge is an investment that needs to be protected. Along with diligent at-home brushing and flossing, it is important to see your dentist on a regular basis. Dr. Gilreath can detect and treat tartar buildup before it compromises the quality and function of your dental bridge.


Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV, Gilreath Family Dentistry

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Our Client Reviews
Gilreath Family Dentistry

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 103 reviews


Dr. Gilreath is incredible with my kids. They love going to the dentist now! And this busy mom loves the warm neck wraps, the soft music and enjoying a latte while I relax!

Kenneth H.

Was lucky enough to find these guys when I got insurance that my old dentist did not take. Very professional and friendly staff! Office has the latest greatest technology as well. If you're looking for a new dentist, search no further!

Susie L.

Very personable and friendly, they took the time to go over my complex dental history and did not pressure me into anything. They gave their recommendations and priced out any options I had. Great group!

Camille Y.

Dr. Gilreath and his staff are top notch. I received the best cleaning I've ever had while watching my favorite show. The Doctor and his staff were all very polite, friendly, and courteous. They explained everything to me clearly and presented me with options in a gentle way that didn't make me feel pressured at all. It's obvious they really care about the wellbeing of their patients. The facility and equipment is really nice as well. I will definitely be back!

Juan R.

Always willing to work around my kids and my schedules. Today I had a long appointment. They started on time and always made sure I was comfortable and that the pain was managed so the procedure could’ve been completed without issues. Very courteous and professional staff.

Lucia B.

Awesome dental practice! The staff is friendly and efficient. Dr. Gilreath is thorough and versed in the latest technology and procedures. I love that he can make crowns in the office while you wait (so no walking around with a temporary crown for days or weeks). I would strongly recommend this dental practice!

Matthew W.

I've been going here for about a little over a year now. I've had a few cleanings, a filling, and started Invisiline so far. Hands down, the best run dental office I've ever been to. In the past at other dental offices I often had to wait 30 or more minutes beyond my appointment time before being seen. At Dr. Gilreath's office I've been seen on time every time. They seem to have systems in place to make every part of your visit run smoothly. From how they took x-rays, to billing and appointments, to the work done by the hygienist/dentist, everything seems to run like a well oiled machine. On top of that all the staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The office space itself is also quite nice. Very clean, well maintained, and seems very "up to date" with their equipment. If you're looking for a dentist and are anywhere in the northwest metro area I would highly recommend Dr. Gilreath.

Jhion R.

The staff is always so courteous and personable. They make us feel like family every time we have an appointment. Service is excellent, too. My wife recently went for a cleaning and Dr. Gilreath noticed a chip in one of her fillings. He knew we recently had another baby and that her time was very limited so he went ahead and did the filling right then and there, an extra thirty minutes tops. Dr. Gilreath is always looking at the big picture and really knows his stuff. We will never go anywhere else

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Gilreath Family Dentistry

200 White St NW
Marietta, GA 30060

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