If your dental bridge is in need of repair, see your dentist promptly to prevent complications such as tooth decay and gum disease from occurring. By doing this quickly, repairing it could prevent future issues including decay and disease to your oral health.

Fixed bridges are attached to healthy teeth adjacent to a gap (known as the abutment teeth) with crowns covering each space between. They are widely recommended and preferred by dentists today.


Dental bridges are an effective solution to fill in gaps left by missing teeth, improving your smile while keeping other teeth from shifting into empty spaces. But in order to remain functional and healthy, proper maintenance must be given; should any issues arise with your bridge it’s wise to schedule an appointment with a dentist immediately.

Sensitivity: At first, your mouth may become sensitive after getting a bridge installed; however, if this sensitivity persists for an extended period of time it could indicate that the bridge may not be set correctly and may be rubbing against your teeth or gums and leading to additional issues.

Movement: If your dental bridge wiggles when eating or talking, that could be an indication that it has come loose and needs repair. This may cause discomfort as chewing and talking become harder as well as potential damage to its replacement teeth or abutment teeth that keep the bridge secure.

Bad Taste or Odor: An unpleasant odor coming from within your mouth could indicate food decaying beneath a dental bridge and needs to be addressed promptly to avoid additional complications, including bone loss or infection.

An effective dental bridge should last 10-20 years with proper maintenance. Regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and examinations will help assess the health of both your bridge and teeth, providing treatment solutions to ensure it will continue providing a beautiful smile throughout its lifecycle.


Dental bridges provide an effective and long-term solution to missing teeth. While they can last decades, they will eventually need repair or replacement due to wear-and-tear. When one breaks, it is crucial that action are taken swiftly so as not to worsen its condition; depending on its extent of damage repair may not always be feasible without needing to completely replace the bridge altogether.

Cracked dental bridges and crowns can occur for numerous reasons, from aggressive chewing or sports injuries, to wear and tear over time. Left untreated, these cracks could result in infection or worsened tooth sensitivity if they go undetected.

Dental bridges often cause sensitivity around their anchoring teeth – known as “abutment teeth,” which act like anchors for replacement teeth – known as “abutment abutments.” This could be caused by decay and should be prevented with regular brushing and flossing as part of maintaining good oral hygiene practices.

Discoloration of dental bridges is another frequent complaint and can be caused by many different sources. While initial discoloration might occur at installation, over time it can become stained due to poor oral hygiene practices or consumption of stain-causing foods and beverages.

Cracked dental bridges may not seem as grave, but they should still be addressed promptly as any crack can allow bacteria into the pulp of supporting teeth, leading to serious and painful complications down the line.

Cracked and chipped dental bridges can usually be repaired using composite resin, a putty-like material that can mold into shape to blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth, then cure with special curing lights. This process, known as bonding, is usually sufficient to repair minor damage while improving your smile’s aesthetics. However, in severe cases or where cracks extend onto adjacent teeth it may be necessary to replace the entire bridge completely with new material.


After treatment, patients can expect some degree of tooth and jaw sensitivity; usually this resolves itself within weeks; if any discomfort persists or new types of sensitivity emerges it is wise to contact their dentist immediately for an exam and treatment plan.

Tooth sensitivity after receiving a dental bridge is both natural and necessary for its successful integration into your natural teeth. But prolonged tooth sensitivity may indicate something is amiss with the restoration itself – for instance if it persists over several days and comes with bad taste or unpleasant mouth sensations then this may indicate your bridge has no longer been set correctly or it could even be rubbing against an underlying tooth or gum, leading to pain and discomfort.

Over time, the abutment teeth that support your bridge may weaken and loosen, eventually leading to its degradation and replacement. If exposed, bacteria from plaque can enter and cause decay that leads to infections of the root and surrounding tissues – sometimes serious infections as well.

An effective oral hygiene routine can significantly decrease the risk of bacteria and decay on teeth. This should include daily brushing and flossing as well as visiting a dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams. Furthermore, eating healthful meals that include fruits and vegetables should also help promote oral hygiene.

Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after receiving a dental bridge may become apparent after several days, or suddenly appear without explanation. If this persists or begins spontaneously, seek medical advice as you may require additional treatments like root canal treatment to restore the health of your tooth.

Preventing problems with your teeth bridge requires practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthful meals, and visiting the dentist regularly for exams and cleanings. This will help prevent bacteria and plaque buildup from damaging both the bridge itself and abutment teeth. Should there be issues with your dental bridge, scheduling an immediate repair appointment is recommended to avoid further damage to both.


Dental bridges provide a solution to missing teeth that fill in your smile by filling gaps left by missing ones, restoring chewing and speaking function, keeping adjacent teeth from shifting into gaps, and decreasing bone loss risk in that area. Unfortunately, improper fitment or inadequate dental hygiene could compromise both the bridge itself and any natural teeth it supports causing major headaches for both parties involved.

Pain in the area of a teeth bridge may be an indicator that it’s time to call your dentist for repairs. While some discomfort from dental bridge procedures is to be expected, if pain lasts for more than several days and cannot be controlled with over-the-counter painkillers it could indicate gum tissue infection or an issue with its fitting – both factors of which would need further investigation by medical professionals.

Another telltale sign that it’s time to fix your bridge is when it shifts when chewing or speaking, causing your tongue to contact an incorrect part of your mouth, potentially altering how you speak and potentially leading to lisps. Furthermore, loose bridges may put pressure on teeth beneath it, damaging them or creating gaps where bacteria can collect.

Bad breath can often be taken as a telltale sign of bacteria accumulation and decay under or around dental bridges. Unfortunately, due to their difficult cleaning requirements, bacteria tend to collect underneath bridges – leading to infection in natural teeth that anchor the bridge as well as gum disease and other health complications.

Maintaining regular oral care – such as twice-daily brushing and flossing as well as biannual visits to your dentist for professional cleanings and exams – can help protect against problems with your bridge. We may suggest night guards if grinding occurs at night to protect both natural teeth as well as the bridge from potential damage, while dental exams can detect early signs of decay before it progresses further.

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