Dental bridges are carefully crafted in a professional dental lab from durable material meant to rival or exceed the strength of natural tooth enamel. Yet there are still times when an accidental blow to the face or another form of dental trauma can affect a dental bridge.
If your dental bridge is chipped, fractured, or damaged in some way, you need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Mai X. Ly. Once she has assessed the severity of the problem, she can help you understand the necessary treatment or repair options.
In the meantime you shouldn’t attempt clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged dental bridge. This could potentially harm one of the abutments anchoring it in your mouth.
If you have some debris in your mouth, you can clear it away by gently rinsing with a little lukewarm saltwater. Dr. Mai X. Ly and the staff at Ladera Dentistry will perform any other necessary cleaning measures.
If the abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact Dr. Mai X. Ly might be able to replace the damaged bridge. If an oral trauma also damaged an abutment, she might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to anchor a new bridge in place.
If you are in Ladera Ranch, California, and you have suffered a damaged dental bridge, you should call 949-347-7083 to have it treated at Ladera Dentistry.