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Your dental bridge was created in a dental lab from special materials that are meant to replicate the strength and durability of your original tooth. Unfortunately, there are still times when a household accident, sports injury or another form of oral trauma can chip or fracture a dental bridge.

In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. James Johnson’s dental office in Houston, Texas. Even if the damage doesn’t cause you any immediate pain, delaying treatment could invite more serious complications.

Do not attempt to clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged dental bridge. This could potentially harm one of the abutments anchoring it in your mouth.

If you have some debris in your mouth, you can clear it away by gently rinsing with a little lukewarm salt water. Otherwise, you should leave any other cleaning procedures to professional training and techniques used by Dr. James Johnson and his specialists.

If the abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact Dr. James Johnson might be able to replace the damaged bridge. If an oral trauma also damaged an abutment, he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to anchor a new bridge in place.

If you are in Houston, Texas, and you have suffered a damaged dental bridge, you should call 713.988.0536 to have it treated at James A. Johnson, DDS.