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When Vela Dental Centers Southside’s dental team restored your missing or lost tooth with a bridge it was intended to stand the test of time. However, it is possible for or an extreme blow to the face, or hard fall to damage part of your bridge or even break one of the abutments that anchor it in your mouth. This is even more likely, if you participate in contact sports without the protection of a mouth guard.

If any part of your bridge or the abutments is damaged, you need to call Vela Dental Centers Southside’s office in Corpus Christi, Texas at 361.994.4900 as soon as possible. If the problem isn’t resolved in a timely manner it could develop into something even more serious.

If you can’t immediately reach us there are a few basic first aid considerations to help you manage the problem.

You can gently rinse the area with salt water if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to our highly skilled dental team

It’s best to avoid eating. If you need to eat something, try to only consume soft foods, and don’t chew on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged bridge, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments.

If you have a loose, damaged or broken bridge you need to call Vela Dental Centers Southside’s office in Corpus Christi, Texas at 361.994.4900 to set up an appointment.