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A dental bridge that was installed by our dentist is designed to replace a lost tooth for a long time to come. However, it is possible for something like a blow to the face or teeth grinding to chip or damage the bridge.

Should this happen, you should not delay in having the problem examined. If you wait to have it addressed, it could lead to even more serious problems. In the interim, there are a few simple things to keep in mind to help minimize complications.

Try not to play with or wiggle the bridge. This could invite serious complications. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning treatments should be left to your dentist, Dr. Behzad Abadi.

If one of the two abutments anchoring your bridge has been damaged, your dentist might need to perform a root canal. This will restore the damaged structure and give your bridge a new, firm hold.

If your dental bridge in Downey, California, is loose or otherwise damaged, you should call My Downey Dental at 562-372-4294 to explore your treatment options.