A Loose Dental Bridge Can Cause Significant Complications

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Dental bridges are typically cemented onto their anchoring abutments with a very strong dental grade adhesive. This gives the new dental work the same kind of bond you enjoy with your natural teeth.

Yet there are sometimes where poor oral hygiene complications or a recent dental trauma can weaken the connection between the dental bridge and the anchoring abutments. This could potentially cause the bridge to feel loose in your mouth.

If you have a loose-feeling dental bridge, you should not delay in having it examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. Jay Scott.

While you await your appointment at Unison Dental’s clinic, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize any further complications.

It’s best to avoid playing with the loose dental bridge. If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an oral trauma you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Jay Scott and his highly trained staff.

If poor oral hygiene has caused minor failure in the dental adhesive, we might be able to cement it back in place. If an abutment has been damaged in any way more advanced treatment might be called for. This could potentially include having Dr. Jay Scott perform a root canal.

If you are in the Provo, Utah, area and you have a distressed or loose dental bridge, you should call 801-615-2917 to schedule an appointment at Unison Dental.