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A dental bridge is typically crafted from very durable materials that are meant to handle the daily rigors of chewing food. Despite this strength, there are still times when a dental trauma or something like grinding your teeth at night can cause a chip in a bridge.

Any chip could result in significant complications for the appliance or either of the two abutments that are anchoring it in your mouth. Timely attention at Steven J. Brazis, DDS will reduce your chances of suffering extraneous complications.

While you await your appointment, there are a few basic first-aid considerations to help you manage the damaged bridge.

You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Steven J. Brazis.

If you are desperately hungry while you’re waiting for your appointment, try to avoid eating on that side of your mouth. If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods. The more you manipulate a damaged bridge, the more likely you are to damage the appliance or one of the abutments.

If you are in the Sacramento, California, area and you have a chipped or otherwise damaged dental bridge, you should not delay in calling 916-731-5151 to have it examined and treated at Steven J. Brazis, DDS.