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Our dentist, Dr. Gloria Barredo may sometimes recommend a dental bridge for her clients that need to have a missing tooth restored. This is sometimes preferable to replacing the tooth with a dental implant.

While the materials used for your dental bridge are very strong, it is still possible for a major dental trauma to chip or fracture it. In some of these cases the affected dental bridge might also feel loose. Without treatment, a fractured or compromised dental bridge could lead to more significant complications.

While are waiting for your appointment, you should not attempt to clean the damaged dental bridge. If you need to clear some material from the area, you can try a gentle saltwater rinse. The dentist will be able to decide what further steps need to be taken. If you are feeling hungry, you should limit your diet to soft foods. Depending on the extent of the damage, the dentist may only need to replace the bridge or crown. If the dentin of the tooth has been affected, a root canal may be required.

If you are in the Jupiter, Florida, area and you have a loose or damaged dental bridge, you should not delay in calling 561-741-8008 to have it examined and treated at Gloria Barredo, DMD.