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When your bridge was installed by Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry it was designed and intended to be very durable. While it should serve you for many years to come there are extreme situations where a blow to the face, or a hard fall can have the potential to damage one or both abutments or weaken the cement securing your bridge in place. It could even cause damage to parts of the bridge.

If any part of your bridge is damaged, broken or feels loose, it requires the immediate attention of Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry If the problem isn’t resolved in a timely manner it could lead to serious complications.

While you are waiting to see Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize potential complications.

You can gently rinse the area with salt water if you have blood or debris in your mouth. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to the trained dental professionals at Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Try to avoid eating. If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods, and focus on not chewing on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged bridge, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments.

If any part of your bridge is damaged or loose, you need to call Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as possible at 801.773.5285 to schedule an appointment.