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Dental bridges are typically created from durable dental materials and cemented into place with a very strong dental adhesive. This gives the new dental work the same strength as your natural teeth.

Unfortunately, there are sometimes when a blow to the face or other forms of dental trauma can chip or fracture a dental bridge and the anchoring abutments. This could potentially cause the bridge to feel loose in your mouth, or lead to other complications.

Even if you don’t feel any immediate discomfort or distress, in the compromised dental bridge, you should still have it examined Dr. Borys Averbukh and the staff at his dental clinic. The longer you wait to seek professional treatment, the more likely you are to experience significant complications.

If you have a little unwanted debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with saltwater. You should leave any other cleaning measures to Dr. Borys Averbukh and the professional tools employed by his staff.

If you’re waiting for your appointment and you are very hungry you need to make every effort to avoid eating on that side of your mouth. Try to choose something soft like applesauce, yogurt, or a banana. The more you manipulate a damaged dental bridge the more likely you are to damage one of the anchoring abutments.

If you are in the Sarasota, Florida, area and you have a chipped or fractured dental bridge, you should not delay in calling 941-926-9888 to have it examined and treated at Sterling Dental.