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Dental bridge restorations are often performed at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS to replace the void left by a missing tooth. This single piece of dental work is typically crafted from durable dental materials meant to rival the inherent strength of natural tooth enamel. After it has been created in a dental lab, Dr. Lonnie Anderson will cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive.

This is intended to lock the dental bridge in place to restore the missing tooth for many years. However, it’s worth noting that chronic poor oral hygiene can weaken the connection between the dental bridge and the anchoring abutments. This could potentially cause the bridge to feel loose in your mouth.

If you are experiencing a problem with your dental bridge, you should not delay in having Dr. Lonnie Anderson examine it to determine the best method of treatment. In the interim, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize any further complications.

It’s best to avoid playing with the loose dental bridge. If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an oral trauma you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning procedures should be left to our professionally trained staff at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS.

If poor oral hygiene has caused minor failure in the dental adhesive, we might be able to cement it back in place. If an abutment has been damaged in any way more advanced treatment might be called for.; this could potentially include a root canal.

If you are in the Juneau, Alaska, area and you have a bridge that’s feels loose, or is otherwise distressed, you should call 907-789-2066 to schedule an appointment at Lonnie A. Anderson, DDS.