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Restorative dentistry may require the placement of a dental bridge to restore a lost or missing tooth by attaching the restoration between two teeth. While dental bridges are a special piece of dental work designed to last a long time, it’s important to know proper care if a bridge comes loose.

Our [dre_type] will attach the dental bridges to two adjacent teeth so that a strong bond is formed for many years, but instances of oral trauma or poor oral hygiene could weaken the connection between the bridge and its abutments so that the bridge feels loose or even falls out.

If this happens to you, contact our office to have the bridge examined at Jeffrey Lopes DMD right away. If an immediate visit the doctor isn’t possible, know the steps to take to minimize any further damage to the bridge and tooth. Resist the temptation to play with the loose dental bridge so that you don’t damage the abutment. As long as only the dental adhesive has been affected by trauma or poor oral hygiene, it may be possible to re-cement the dental bridge without further treatment. However, damage to the abutments may result in the requirement of more advanced treatment, such as root canal treatment to restore the tooth.

Any blood or debris around the tooth resulting from damaging oral trauma, use lukewarm salt water to rinse your mouth. However, reserve any further procedures for cleaning to our highly trained team of dental professionals.

To learn more about proper dental bridge care in Sonoma, California, we encourage you to contact our office at 707-996-6704 today to speak with Dr. Jeffrey Lopes.