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A dental bridge is commonly used to restore a missing tooth. It is constructed from durable materials that rival the strength of natural tooth enamel before it is cemented onto anchoring abutments prepared from the two teeth neighboring the void left by the missing tooth.

As strong as your dental bridge is, there are still some things that can chip or fracture it. Most of these cases are related to excessive forces exerted by an accidental blow to the mouth or chronic night grinding. It’s also worth noting that sometimes a bad oral habit like using your teeth to open packaging or something seemingly mundane as biting your fingernails could chip a dental bridge.

If you have a chipped or fractured dental bridge, it’s best to have it examined and treated as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. Cindy Walker. After assessing the severity of the problem, will explain your treatment options.

In a case where the damage is limited to the dental bridge itself and the internal abutments are healthy, our dentist might be able to simply start the process of replacing the compromised dental work with a new dental bridge.

If you live in the Garner, North Carolina, area and you have a chipped or fractured dental bridge, you should not delay in calling (919) 773-0004 to have it diagnosed and treated at our office.