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At our office, your dentist, Dr. Dr. Jackie Brown, designs dental bridges out of materials that are durable enough to handle chewing common foods. However, there are still rare occasions when an oral accident can cause a chip or can otherwise damage a bridge. This is even more likely to happen if you have a bad habit of chewing on pens and pencils or if you grind your teeth at night on a regular basis.

Should you notice any damage to your bridge, you should not delay in calling 901-758-1000 to have it examined at our office. Any delay increases your chances of suffering significant complications.

You should not attempt to clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged bridge. This could potentially damage one or both of the abutments that are anchoring the bridge in your mouth.

If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you should leave any other cleaning procedures to Dr. Dr. Jackie Brown’s professional training and techniques.

If the abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact, Dr. Dr. Jackie Brown might be able to replace the damaged bridge and cement a new one in its place.

If you have recently chipped or damaged your dental bridge in Germantown, Tennessee, you should call 901-758-1000 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated at Dr. Dr. Jackie Brown’s dental clinic.