Your dental bridge was cemented onto the two anchoring abutments with a strong dental adhesive, and this is meant to bond it in place with the same integrity you enjoyed from the original tooth. As the years go by, it’s possible for chronic periodontal health problems to allow bacteria to gain access to the seam where the dental bridge meets one of the abutments. This can gradually weaken the dental adhesive causing the bridge to feel loose.
If you have a dental bridge that feel loose or is causing discomfort, you should not delay in seeking dental care at Dr. Brent Bitner’s dental offices in Cottage Grove, Oregon. After a basic examination and X-rays Dr. Brent Bitner can determine the severity of the problem and present you with the most effective treatment options. If both the anchoring abutments are healthy, Dr. Brent Bitner might be able to clean your dental bridge and cement it back in place.
If an abutment has been damaged, Dr. Brent Bitner might need to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure for securing a new dental bridge in place. Our office in Cottage Grove, Oregon, would be happy to help you if you have a loose dental bridge. Call 541-942-7934 to have it examined and treated at Cottage Grove Dental today!