A dental bridge is often the preferred method for replacing a missing tooth. It is more permanent than a partial denture, yet it also doesn’t require the oral surgery and recovery time associated with a dental implant restoration.
The dental bridge is essentially an artificial tooth that is created with a dental crown on each end. It is created from durable dental materials that rival the strength of natural tooth enamel and cemented onto abutments created from the healthy core of the two teeth closest to the void.
Dental bridge restorations are intended to last for a very long time. However, it is possible for chronic poor oral hygiene or a severe dental trauma to damage the dental work or loosen the connection with one of the abutments.
If your dental bridge has been damaged or distressed in any way you need to have it examined by an experienced dentist like Dr. Jesse Taylor.
While you are waiting for your appointment you should not play with or attempt to clean the compromised dental bridge. If an accidental blow to the mouth has left blood or debris in your mouth you can rinse it away with a little lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning measures should be left to the professionally trained staff at The Mount Pleasant Dentist.
After assessing the severity of the problem, our dentist will help you understand your treatment options.
If you are in the Mount Pleasant, Texas, area and you have a distressed or otherwise compromised dental bridge, you should call 903-572-4141 to schedule an appointment at The Mount Pleasant Dentist.