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Dental bridges and dental crowns are commonly used in restorative dentistry to treat or replace a severely compromised tooth. They are commonly crafted from durable dental materials that are intended to rival or exceed the strength of your natural tooth enamel.

Unfortunately, there are still times when a dental bridge or dental crown can be chipped, or fractured. This is more common with porcelain dental work in the front of the mouth. Athletes who forgo the use of a protective mouth guard are also at increased risk of suffering damaged dental work.

If you have a compromised, chipped, or fractured piece of dental work need to have it examined by a dentist like Dr. Saad. Once he has assessed the severity of the problem, Dr. Saad will recommend the necessary treatment options.   

While you are waiting for your appointment with Dr. Saad you shouldn’t attempt clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged dental work. This could potentially harm an internal abutment or cause other significant complications.

If you have some debris in your mouth, you can clear it away by gently rinsing with a little lukewarm saltwater. Dr. Saad and his staff specialists will perform any other necessary cleaning measures. In some of these cases, he might be able to replace the damaged dental work. If an oral trauma also damaged an abutment, he might need to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to anchor a new bridge in place.

If you are in Rhome, Texas, and you have damaged or otherwise compromised dental work, you should call 817-636-0608 to have it treated at Rhome Family Dentistry.