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A dental bridge is custom crafted in a state-of-the-art dental lab from durable materials. While it is intended to endure the rigors of daily chewing, there are still things that can chip or fracture a bridge. This is even more likely to occur if you play contact sports without the protection of a mouthguard or if you regularly grind your teeth without wearing a dental guard.

If your bridge is damaged, you should not delay in calling 816.232.8788 to seek professional attention from Dr. Michael Hollingsworth. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to suffer serious complications. In the interim, there are a few basic first-aid and care considerations to keep in mind while you’re waiting to visit our clinic.

If a dental trauma has left blood or other debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to Dr. Michael Hollingsworth and his specialists.

If one of the two abutments anchoring your bridge has been damaged, Dr. Michael Hollingsworth might need to perform an endodontic treatment, like a root canal. This will restore the damaged structure and give your bridge a new, firm hold.

If you live in the St. Joseph, Missouri, area and you have suffered a fractured or otherwise damaged bridge, you should not delay in calling 816.232.8788 to seek professional attention at our dental office.