How Do You Fix a Loose Dental Bridge?
You're enjoying a meal with your family at your favorite restaurant when the unthinkable happens! You feel a snap, and the next thing you know your dental bridge is loose. This is not only embarrassing, but now you can't even finish your meal because you can't chew! Your favorite meal just turned into a nightmare.
Dr. Robert Hendricks at Bright Smiles Family Dentistry has solutions for you. Here's how you can fix dental bridges in Marble Falls:
Contact Your Dentist Immediately
When your bridge is loose, it affects your other teeth, so it's important to be proactive and contact our office right away. Dr. Hendricks will evaluate what your bridge needs for repair and get you comfortable again. You may need a new crown on your anchor tooth, or your bridge itself may need repair. Your bridge or crown may need to be sent to the dental laboratory to be repaired, at which point we can put a temporary bridge in place for you.
Did you know that dental implants can also be used to replace a missing tooth or support a dental bridge?
If your bridge sustains a lot of damage, it may be time to discuss other options with Dr. Hendricks. A dental implant is surgically placed into your bone to take the place of your root and support a crown that can restore a tooth or anchor a bridge. An implant offers a more stable foundation for your bridge because it mimics your natural tooth. A dental implant is also a great long-term investment because it can potentially last a lifetime with the right home care and regular dental check-ups.
Contact Bright Smiles Family Dentistry
A broken restoration is frustrating, but with the right dental team on your side, it's not the end of the world. Contact our office today to learn more about repairing or changing your restoration.