Dental bridges are designed to last for ten years and more but this lifespan can often be severely shortened by lack of proper maintenance. Once properly fitted and bedded in, a dental bridge looks and feels like natural teeth. The bridge can be looked after in the same way with a few additional measures to ensure the best possible condition is maintained.

– Brush teeth with fluoride toothpaste

– Have teeth regularly cleaned by a dentist

– The bridge should be regularly assessed

These basic measures also aid in the “prevention of gingivitis and periodontitis” and more information can be found at https://www.news-medical.net/news/20170922/Care-for-Dental-Bridges.aspx.

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.