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Your bridge was designed to replace a lost tooth and fortify the two neighboring teeth. It was custom crafted in a professional dental lab from artificial materials that are not subject to tooth decay. However, it is still possible for a blow to the face or something like grinding your teeth at night to cause chips, cracks or fractures in the bridge. If any part of your bridge is damaged in any way, you should not procrastinate in having your dentist, Dr. Ronald Hauptman & Bahar Rowhani, examine and repair it.

While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you minimize complications.

You should not attempt to clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged bridge. The more you touch it, the more likely you are to cause further damage or complications.

If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you should leave any required cleaning procedures to Dr. Ronald Hauptman & Bahar Rowhani’s professional tools and techniques.

If both abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact, Dr. Ronald Hauptman & Bahar Rowhani might be able to replace the damaged bridge and cement a new one in its place.

If you have a chipped or otherwise damaged dental bridge in Falls Church, Virginia, you should not delay in calling Ronald Hauptman, DDS and Bahar Rowhani, DDS at 703-241-0666 to seek timely treatment.