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Your dentist, Dr. Amit B. Patel, designed and fashioned your dental bridge from durable materials that were meant to restore the tooth’s ability to chew common foods. However, there are rare instances when something unnatural, like a blow to the face or a bad habit of nibbling on pens and pencils, can cause a chip or fracture in a dental bridge in Ashburn, Virginia.

If any part of your bridge is damaged, it needs to be examined and repaired by Dr. Amit B. Patel as soon as possible. The more you delay, the more likely you are to suffer serious complications. In the interim, there are a few basic first-aid and care considerations to keep in mind while you’re waiting to see us.

If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning should be left to Dr. Amit B. Patel’s highly trained hands.

If one of the two abutments anchoring your bridge has been damaged, Dr. Amit B. Patel might need to perform a root canal. This will restore the damaged structure and give your bridge a new, firm hold.

If you have a chipped or damaged bridge, you should call 703.724.4470 to have it examined and repaired at Ashburn General Dentistry.