Dental bridges are commonly crafted from durable dental materials that rival the strength of natural tooth enamel. If you grind your teeth at night or you have a bad habit of improvising your teeth as tools, you could potentially chip or fracture your dental bridge.
In a situation like this you should not delay in calling 714-635-5500 to have it examined and repaired at Dr. Jee Lee’s Anaheim, California clinic. Any delay can increase your chances of suffering additional complications.
While you are waiting to see Dr. Jee Lee, there are a few things you can do to help minimize potential complications. You can clear any debris from your mouth with a gentle saltwater rinse Otherwise you should leave any other cleaning measures to Dr. Jee Lee and our team of specialists.
Dr. Jee Lee can act swiftly to assess the damage to the dental bridge and the internal abutments. If both abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact, Dr. Jee Lee might be able to replace the damaged bridge and cement a new one in its place. If one of the abutments have been damaged, we might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to eventually anchor a new dental bridge in place.
If you are in the Anaheim, California, area and you have a chipped or fractured bridge, you should not delay in calling 714-635-5500 to have it professionally treated at Dental Group of Anaheim.