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Bridge work is typically constructed from very strong dental-grade materials in a state-of-the-art dental lab. This gives the dental restoration the same strength and feel of the original missing tooth. Yet there are some extreme situations where a dental trauma or other accident can manage to chip or fracture a bridge.

Even if you don’t feel any immediate discomfort or distress, you should still have the damaged bridge examined and addressed by Dr. David Umansky at Aesthetic Dentistry Associates in Humble, Texas. Any significant delay could lead to undue and serious complications.

While you await your appointment, there are a couple of basic first aid considerations to help reduce your chances of further problems.

You can gently rinse the area with salt water if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other cleaning procedures should be left the professional techniques and tools available at Aesthetic Dentistry Associates.

If you’re waiting for your appointment, and you are very hungry, you need to make every effort to avoid eating on that side of your mouth. In addition, it’s best to try to stick to soft foods. The more you manipulate a damaged bridge, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments.

If you are in the Humble, Texas area and you have a chipped or otherwise damaged bridge, you should not delay in calling 281-446-4700 to have it examined and treated by Dr. David Umansky. Our experienced dental team looks forward to restoring your healthy smile!