Many patients choose a dental bridge to restore a missing or previously extracted tooth. This special type of dental work consists of an artificial tooth that is created with a dental crown on each end.
A dental bridge is created from durable dental materials that rival the natural strength of tooth enamel. It will be carefully cemented onto a pair of abutments prepared from the healthy core of the two teeth adjacent to the void.
Dental bridge restorations are intended to replace the tooth for many long years. Yet it is possible for a hard blow to the mouth to damage chip, fracture or potentially crack the dental bridge.
In a moment like this you need to have the damaged dental work examined by a dentist like Dr. Matt Hall as soon as possible. If you procrastinate professional treatment the delay could lead to significant complications.
While you make your way to Hall Family Dental you should not attempt to clean the damaged 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. Our dentist and staff will handle any other cleaning measures.
Once he has severity of the problem, our dentist will help you understand your treatment options, which might include starting the process of fitting you for a replacement dental bridge.
If you are in the Sacramento, California, area and you have a distressed or otherwise damaged dental bridge, you should call 916-451-0407 to seek treatment at Hall Family Dental.