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A dental bridge is sometimes the preferred method for restoring a missing tooth. It is more permanent than a partial denture, but it also doesn’t require the oral surgery and prolonged timetable of a dental implant restoration. The dental bridge typically consists of an artificial tooth that is bonded to a pair of dental crowns. It is secured to the dentin of the two teeth closest to the the space in your smile.

Dental bridge restorations are intended to last for many years. Yet it is possible for poor oral hygiene or a recent dental trauma to compromise the bond between your dental bridge and your teeth. If any part of your dental bridge feels loose, you should have it examined by our dentist, Dr. Ronald K. Rich.

While you are waiting for your appointment, you need to leave any loose or damaged dental work alone. If an accidental blow to the mouth has left blood or debris in your mouth you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Beyond that, any treatments should be left to the dentist. The dentist may only need to replace your bridge or one of your crowns, but if the damage or disease is severe enough, you may need a root canal in one of your teeth.

If you are in the Sugar Land, Texas, area and you have a distressed or otherwise compromised dental bridge, you should call 281-980-2537 to schedule an appointment at the office of Ronald K. Rich, DDS, MAGD.