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A dental bridge is often called for to effectively replace a tooth that was lost to a severe cavity, dental avulsion, or was too severely compromised to be treated with a root canal. They are installed on the two anchoring abutments with a strong dental grade adhesive. This is meant to hold it in your mouth with the same strength you enjoyed from the natural tooth.

As the years pass poor oral hygiene practices can start to affect the health of the teeth that compromise the two anchoring abutments. This could potentially weaken a dental bridge’s connection to one or both of its anchoring abutments.

If you are concerned about one of your dental bridges, you need to have it examined as soon as possible by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Purvesh Malaviya.

After examining the dental bridge to assess the severity of the problem he will present you with an effective treatment plan.

So long as both the anchoring abutments are healthy, Dr. Purvesh Malaviya might be able to clean your dental bridge and cement it back in place. If one of both of the abutments has been traumatized he might need to perform endodontic therapy to restore the sufficient structure necessary to secure a new dental bridge in place.

If you live in the New Bedford, Massachusetts, area and you have a loose or otherwise compromised dental bridge, you should call 508-990-9900 to have it examined and treated at Creative Dental Group’s dental offices.