Although dental bridges are built to last a long time, a problem may still develop. If a bridge happens to chip, break, or come off, you should see your dentist without delay. At this appointment, many factors will be considered to determine how to treat the problem. If the bridge is slightly chipped, a minor repair is typically possible. If the damage is substantial, the bridge may need to be remade.
What if your bridge came off and you are unable to immediately visit your dentist?
As a temporary solution, you can visit your local pharmacy and purchase dental cement. Clean the inside of the bridge and follow the directions printed on the product. In some products, the cement needs to be mixed, while other cements are activated upon opening. I would like to emphasize that you should dry the teeth as much as possible before using the store-bought dental cement. The longevity of the dental glue drastically increases if the area is dry. You should try to clean up any excess cement around the teeth after the cement hardens. Even if you do re-cement the bridge yourself, you still should contact your dentist quickly to schedule an evaluation.