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Dental bridges are frequently used to replacing a missing or extracted tooth. They are often created in state of the art dental labs from very durable dental materials. Once they are married to the anchoring abutments with a strong dental cement it will replicate the original function of the missing tooth.

As strong and durable as your dental bridge is, there are still things that could potentially chip it. While obvious sources, like a blow to the face during sports, or a hard fall around the household could cause damage to a dental bridge, frequently crunching on ice, or using your teeth as improvised tools could potentially damage your dental work.

Even if you aren’t experiencing any initial discomfort, you should not procrastinate seeking professional dental care from an experienced dentist like Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz. The longer you delay the more likely you are to suffer significant complications

If the damage is limited to the dental bridge is minimal and both anchoring abutments are undamaged, Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz might be able to simply fit you for a new bridge. If an abutment has been traumatized, he might need to perform a root canal to provide sufficient structure for securing a new dental bridge in your mouth.

If you are in the Studio City, California, area and you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise damaged dental bridge, you should call 818-641-5577 to have it examined and treated at Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz.