Guidelines to follow throughout your Porcelain Bridge Treatment
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It is important that you read and adhere to the care guidelines below following your porcelain bridge procedure. Porcelain Bridge procedures can be stressful on the body and it may be up to 5 days before you are feeling back to normal.
- Do not eat or drink until the local anaesthetic has completely worn off, to avoid cheek, lip or tongue burning and/or biting.
- Mild sensitivity to cold drinks and food is relatively common and may last for up to 5 days. Please contact your dentist if you experience sensitivity for more than 14 days.
- While your temporary bridge is still in place, please exercise care so that it stays in place. Loss of your temporary bridge can cause tooth sensitivity, feel sharp on the tongue, and compromise the fit of the permanent bridge.
- As much as possible, begin chewing pattern on the opposite side.
- Avoid hard foods such as hard mints, candy, pork crackling, etc…..
- Be very careful when flossing; floss through the contact and remove by gently pulling the floss sideways.
- Brush teeth normally and thoroughly around the temporary bridge.
- Once the permanent bridge has been placed, your bite should feel 100% normal. Please report to your dentist immediately if your bite feels different when your teeth touch, or when you chew or speak.
- Go easy when chewing very hard items such as candy, plastic pens, ice etc…. Porcelain and natural tooth enamel can break under such circumstances.
- Good oral hygiene and diet is essential for the success of porcelain bridges. Brush and floss twice a day, and maintain a healthy diet to increase the longevity of your porcelain bridge.
- Visit your dentist TWICE A YEAR for a routine check-up and clean, to increase the longevity of your porcelain bridge.