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Our dentist, Dr. Gilbert Fernandez may be able to use a dental bridge to replace a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma. A bridge is typically crafted from dental grade porcelain and other durable materials that replicate the strength of natural tooth enamel.

As strong as your dental bridge is, there are still things that can potentially chip or fracture it. This could come from a blow to the mouth from an accident or fall. Even if the damage to your dental bridge doesn’t cause any immediate pain or discomfort, you should not put off a visit with the doctor and the staff at Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc.. The longer you delay your visit, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications!

In a case where the fractured area is limited to the dental bridge material and both anchoring crowns are undamaged, the doctor might be able to simply fit you for a new bridge. If one of the crowns or the tooth it covers has been damaged, the doctor might need to perform a root canal to make sure that the tooth is healthy enough to support a new dental bridge.

If you are in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area and you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise compromised dental bridge, you should call 505.898.8063 to have it examined and treated at Gilbert Fernandez, D.D.S., Inc..