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Dental bridges are typically cast from special dental materials meant to replicate the strength of a natural tooth. Yet there are still times when a dental trauma or accident can cause a bridge to chip, fracture, or become damaged.

Even if the damaged bridge doesn’t cause discomfort, you should not procrastinate in seeking the attention of Dr. Iqbal Sayed and the technicians at his clinic in Patchogue, New York. The longer you delay, the more likely you are to suffer adverse complications.

If some form of dental trauma has left you with blood or unwanted material in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with a little lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise you should leave all other cleaning procedures to Dr. Sayed and his staff.

If the damage is limited to the dental bridge and the anchoring abutments are intact, Dr. Sayed might be able to simply fit you for a new bridge. If one of the abutments has been damaged, he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure for securing a new dental bridge in place.

If you are in the Patchogue, New York, area and you have a damaged dental bridge, you should call 631-758-6689 to have it examined and treated at Patchogue Dental Service PC.