Your bridge was custom crafted from durable materials and cemented onto the anchoring abutments with a strong dental-grade adhesive. While this is intended to fully restore your lost tooth for many years to come, there are still some rare events that can weaken the bond between the bridge and the dentin pillars within.
Should either end of your bridge feel loose or become damaged, you need to seek professional attention at Complete Dental Care. Any delay increases your chances of suffering severe complications.
While you’re waiting for your appointment at our clinic, there are a few things you can do to minimize your chances of suffering further problems.
It’s best to refrain from wiggling or playing with the loose bridge. Even a little bit of manipulation has the potential to damage one of the abutments within.
If a blow to the face has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Beyond that, you should not try to brush, floss or otherwise attempt to clean the bridge in any way. Any other required cleaning should be reserved for the highly trained staff at Complete Dental Care.
So long as both anchoring abutments are healthy, Dr. Robert Doyle might be able to cement the bridge back in place or perhaps fit you for a new bridge. If either of the abutments have suffered internal damage, Dr. Robert Doyle might need to perform a root canal. This will restore enough structure to anchor a new bridge into place.
If you live in the Whitaker, Pennsylvania, area and you have a bridge that feels loose, you should not delay in calling 412-567-0927 to have it treated at Complete Dental Care.