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When Dr. Lyudmila Shur fitted your bridge it was intended to be very durable and last for many years. At the same time, it’s not unheard of for a blow to the face or hard fall to damage part of a bridge as well as one of both of the abutments anchoring it to your jawbone.

If part of a bridge or one of the abutments is chipped, broken or damaged, you need to call Dr. Lyudmila Shur as soon as possible to schedule an appointment. If the problem isn’t addressed quickly, it could develop into something more serious.

It’s important that you don’t play with the bridge with your tongue or attempt to wiggle it. You also should not attempt to brush, floss or clean around the damaged bridge. The more you manipulate it, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, from a blow to the face, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Any other cleaning should be left to Dr. Lyudmila Shur.

In some cases, Dr. Lyudmila Shur can replace the damaged bridge and cement a new one in its place.

If your bridge is loose or otherwise damaged, you should call Dr. Lyudmila Shur as soon as possible at 425-741-2030 to schedule an appointment.