Dental veneers, dental crowns, and dental bridges all serve an important role in either restoring a tooth’s functionality or improving its appearance. They are typically created from durable dental materials that replicate the basic strength of natural tooth enamel.
Yet there are some instances where an unnatural force can be applied to a piece of dental work causing it to chip or fracture. This could come from an athletic injury that includes a blow to the face. At the same time, nibbling on pens and pencils, biting your nails, or grinding your teeth at night can also damage dental work.
If you do have a problem with a dental veneer, dental crown, or dental bridge, you need to have it examined and repaired at Dr. David J. Harsant’s clinic. Any delay can increase your chances of suffering an unnecessary complication. If needed, you can clear any debris from your mouth with a gentle saltwater rinse. Otherwise you should leave any other cleaning measures to Dr. David J. Harsant and his associates.
After Dr. David J. Harsant assesses the damage to the dental bridge and the internal abutments, he can assess the best treatment for you and your smile. If both abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact, Dr. David J. Harsant might be able to replace the damaged bridge and cement a new one in its place.
In the case of an extreme dental trauma, he might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to eventually anchor a new dental bridge in place. If you are in the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area and you have a chipped or fractured bridge, you should not delay in calling 910.864.4646 to have it professionally treated at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA. Let our team give your smile the treatment it deserves!