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Your dental bridge was custom crafted from durable materials at a state-of-the-art dental lab. While it’s unfortunate, there are times when an accident or oral trauma can chip, fracture or damage an otherwise strong bridge. This is even more likely to be an issue if you participate in contact sports without wearing a mouthguard or if you have a bad habit of using your teeth as tools.

If your bridge is damaged in any way, you need to call 562-431-1349 to have it examined and treated at Preferred Dental Care.

In the interim, Dr. Chris A. Gipe offers a few basic first-aid considerations to keep in mind to minimize potential complications.

You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to Dr. Chris A. Gipe’s highly trained hands.

If you absolutely need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and avoid 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 you have a chipped or damaged dental bridge in Los Alamitos, California, you should call 562-431-1349 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated at our clinic.