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A dental bridge is a false tooth that has been fused to crowns at each end. It was originally designed by Drs. Dull and Karpenko from durable materials that are meant to last the test of time.

However, just like the natural teeth in your mouth, it is still possible for your bridge to suffer a fracture. This is even more likely to happen if you participate in a contact sport without wearing a mouthguard or if you have a bad habit of using your teeth as tools.

If your bridge suffers a chip or fracture, you should not delay in seeking professional attention at Monroe Family Dentistry. The longer you wait, the more likely you are to suffer serious complications. In the interim, there are a few basic first-aid and care considerations to keep in mind while you’re waiting to see us.

If you have blood or debris in your mouth from a blow to the face, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to our highly skilled dental specialists.

If one of the two abutments anchoring your bridge has been damaged, your dentists might need to perform a root canal. This will restore the damaged structure and give your bridge a new, firm hold.

If you live in the Monroe, Michigan, area and you have suffered a fractured or otherwise damaged bridge, you should not delay in calling 734-241-6550 to have it examined at Monroe Family Dentistry.