A Dental Bridge Fracture Requires Timely Dental Care

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Your dental bridge represents a significant investment in restoring the functional presence of a missing or severely compromised tooth. While it was created from very durable dental grade materials, there are still things that could potentially chip it.


This could be the result of an unprotected blow to the mouth during athletics or a hard fall suffered in the house. In some rare cares a bad habit like crunching on ice, or using your teeth as improvised tools could potentially damage a dental bridge.  


Even if the damage to the dental work doesn’t cause any initial discomfort, you should not procrastinate seeking professional dental care from a dentist like Dr. Sylvia Ramirez Flores. The more you delay professional attention, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications!


If the chip or fracture is limited to the dental bridge material and both anchoring abutments are undamaged, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez Flores might be able to simply fit you into a new bridge.


If an abutment has been traumatized, she might need to perform endodontic therapy to provide sufficient structure for securing a new dental bridge in your mouth.  


If you are in the Mission, Texas, region and you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise compromised dental bridge, you should call 956-583-0055 to have it examined and treated at Flores Dental Care.