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Many times the dental restoration specialists at Eli Lawrence, DDS can replace a missing or extracted tooth with either a dental implant or a dental bridge treatment. In the case of a dental bridge, the corresponding dental work is created from durable dental materials to mimic the tooth enamel layer of the missing tooth and the tooth teeth neighboring the void.

As strong as your dental bridge is there are still some forms of oral trauma that can potentially can chip or fracture it. This might also cause the bridge to feel loose in your mouth. Without treatment from an experienced dentist like Dr. Eli J. Lawrence a fractured or compromised dental bridge could lead to more significant complications.

You shouldn’t attempt to clean the damaged dental bridge while waiting for your appointment. If you need to clear some material from the area, you can try a gentle saltwater rinse. Any other cleaning applications should be reserved for Dr. Eli J. Lawrence and his professional tools.

If you are desperately hungry while waiting you’re your appointment you should avoid eating on that side of your mouth. It would also be best to choose a soft food like applesauce, yogurt, or a banana.

After assessing the severity of the damage to the dental bridge and anchoring abutments Dr. Eli J. Lawrence will provide you with the most applicable treatment options. This might include replacing the damaged dental work.

If you are in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you have a loose or damaged dental bridge, you should not delay in calling 312-236-9895 to have it examined and treated at Eli Lawrence, DDS’s dental offices.