A Compromised Dental Bridge Needs Timely Treatment

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Here at Hill Country Dental our dentist Drs. Lara Perry, Jaime Gomez, and Stephen Bennet will often use a dental bridge to help patients dealing with a missing tooth. This piece of dental work that comprises an artificial tooth with an open crown on each end. It allows the dental bridge to be cemented onto abutments prepared from the healthy core of the two neighboring teeth.

While the dental bridge is very durable it can still be subject to fractures and other complications. This could be associated with something like an accidental blow to the mouth or some other form of oral trauma.

If your dental bridge feels loose, or it has been damaged you should not delay in having it examined and treated at Hill Country Dental as soon as possible.

You should avoid the temptation to use your tongue to play with the compromised dental bridge while you wait for your appointment. Even small movements could lead to significant complications.

If an immediate oral trauma has left blood or other unwanted material in your mouth you can gently rinse it away with a small amount of lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you should not attempt to brush, floss or clean any part of the compromised dental work. Our professional staff will handle any necessary cleaning measures.

Once we have assessed the severity of the problem, we will present you with an effective treatment plan.

If you are in the New Braunfels, Texas, area and you have a loose or damaged dental bridge, you should not delay in calling 830-500-2100 to have it examined at Hill Country Dental.