A dental bridge is a method used to replace a missing tooth. A bridge is created in a special dental lab from materials that will rival the strength of natural tooth enamel. When it’s ready Dr. Chuck Majors will cement it onto the two anchoring abutments to fully restore the lost tooth.
While it is rare, there are times when chronic complications from poor oral hygiene or dental trauma can weaken the connection between a dental bridge and one of the anchoring teeth. This can sometimes cause one or both ends of your dental bridge to feel loose.
In a situation like this, you need to have Dr. Chuck Majors examine the bridge as soon as possible. The severity of the problem and the structural integrity of the dental work will determine the treatment he recommends.
While you are waiting for your appointment, you should refrain from wiggling the dental bridge. Even a little bit of motion has the potential to damage one of the anchoring abutments.
If a dental trauma has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Beyond that, you should not attempt to clean the area. Any other cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Chuck Majors and his professionally trained staff.
If the abutment hasn’t been compromised Dr. Chuck Majors might be able to cement the dental bridge back in place or start the process of providing you with a new one.
If an abutment has been damaged, Dr. Chuck Majors might need to perform a root canal and restore enough structure to hold a new bridge.
If you are in the Bryan, Texas, are and you have a dental bridge in distress, you should not delay in calling 979-776-6600 to seek professional care at MajorSmiles.