Your new dental bridge that was designed and installed by our Alpha Dental Excellence dental team was created out of durable materials that are meant to stand the test of time. However, there are still rare occasions when a blow to the face or other oral trauma can chip or damage the bridge. This is even more likely to occur if you play a contact sport without the protection of a quality mouthguard.
If your bridge is damaged, you need to call (215) 515-5157 to have your dentist, Dr. Arpan Patel, examine it and develop a treatment plan. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.
While you wait to meet with your dentist, there are a few basic first-aid considerations you can use to manage the problem.
You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to your highly trained dentist.
It’s best to avoid eating. If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and don’t chew on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged bridge, the more likely you are to damage the appliance or one of the abutments.
If you have a chipped or damaged dental bridge in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, you should call (215) 515-5157 to schedule an appointment.