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A dental bridge is one of the more common dental restorations used to replace a missing tooth. They are typically cast from very durable dental materials that are intended to rival the strength of your natural tooth enamel. Dr. Nancy Urquiola then cements it in place with a very strong dental adhesive to effectively bond it to the two anchoring abutments.

As strong as this piece of dental work is, there are rare instances where an oral trauma or oral hygiene problems can weaken the dental cement holding your dental bridge in your mouth. In some cases, this can also cause a chip or fracture to a dental bridge.

If your dental bridge feels loose or has suffered some damage, you need to have it examined by Dr. Nancy Urquiola.

While you’re waiting for your appointment there are a few things you can do to reduce your chances of suffering an unnecessary complication.

It’s best not to wiggle or play with the loose dental bridge. Even a small amount of manipulation could potentially cause significant damage to one of the abutments.

If some form of oral trauma has left blood or other unwanted material in your mouth, you might be able to clear it away with a gentle saltwater rinse. Any other necessary cleaning measures should be left to the professional tools and techniques used by Dr. Nancy Urquiola.

After a quick assessment, Dr. Nancy Urquiola can help you understand the most effective method for treating, repairing, or replacing your compromised dental bridge.

If you are in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area and you have a compromised dental bridge, you should not delay in calling 734-973-7450 to have it examined at Urquiola Dental Center PC.