logo header

Evening & Saturday Appointments Available!

Your bridge is a single piece of dental work designed to replace a lost tooth. It is cemented onto two abutments formed from the two closest teeth. While it is designed to be as functional and durable as your natural teeth, there are some circumstances that can compromise its secure hold on the abutments.

An accidental hard fall or blow to the face can sometimes compromise the cement that secures one or both abutments bridge. Chronic issues with gum disease can also pose a serious threat. The bacteria in your mouth are pervasive.

Over time gum disease can cause your gums to recede from the base of your teeth. This could give the bacteria in your mouth access to the seam where your bridge meets the abutments. As time passes they can compromise and weaken the cement that anchors one of both ends of your bridge.

If you notice any part of your bridge feels loose, you should avoid wiggling, cleaning or playing with it. Even a small amount of motion could cause damage and complications to the abutment. If you have blood or debris in your mouth you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Otherwise you should wait for Dr. [doctor_name] to perform any professional cleaning procedures required.

If it is simply a matter of bacteria weakening the cement on one or both abutments, Dr. [doctor_name] might be able to simply clean the area and secure the bridge back in place with fresh cement. If one or both of the abutments have been damaged, it might require a root canal.

If your bridge feels loose, you should not delay in calling Dr. [doctor_name] at [phone] to schedule an appointment.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dental Care Provider In Ballwin, MO

"This office is a breath of fresh air in their team approach to welcoming patients of all ages professionally. They have wonderful depth of care and planning. We recently moved back to the area and our whole family is scheduled and looking forward to continued work with this dental group!"

- Laura D.

laura d review

"BDC continues to blow me away with the amazing service! The ladies behind the counter are the friendliest people ever and are so helpful! Also shoutout to Anne for giving me an awesome cleaning and treating me like an old friend, and for the personal handwritten thank you note just for coming in! You guys are the BEST!"

- Nicki P.

nicki p review

"Even though my insurance is not covered by them, I still keep going back. Very helpful, supportive, and everyone is extremely pleasant!!!! Would highly recommend!!"

- Tina G.

tina g review

"Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. They do a great job at telling you why they're doing what they're doing and making sure you're comfortable along the way. Very pleased with my first visit ????"

- Catherine M.

catherine m review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Ballwin Dental Care. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

google review
angies list review
yelp review
rateabiz review
what to expect

What To Expect On Your First Visit

 You are invited to have a no-pressure consultation to discuss your goals & address any underlying concerns!


Choose From One Of Our Three Consultations


Discuss Your Goals & Meet Our Team Of Experts


In-Depth Exam With X-Rays As Needed


Discuss Flexible Payment Options To Fit Your Budget & Expectations

american dental association
greater st louis dental society
missouri dental association