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Can you chew gum with a dental bridge?

I am a 34 year old male and I have a dental bridge. Can you chew gum with a dental bridge?

12 Answers

If it's a fixed bridge, sure. If it's a removable or a temp bridge, no.
Yes, you can chew gum.
Yes. Make it sugarless!
Yes. However you need to keep the area clean.
Yes, but like all major dental restorations, be careful with what you eat, nothing too hard.

Yes, you should be able to chew gum with a dental bridge.


Kunal Walia, DDS, FICOI

As long as it has been permanently cemented you should in theory be able to chew gum there. I would refrain from gum chewing if it is a temporary bridge or if the bridge is temporarily cemented on. Otherwise, please wait at least 24 hours after permanent cementation before eating anything sticky or chewy on the side of the bridge.
Hope this helps!

Best regards,

Andrew Adly, DDS
Sure you can, a bridge is not the end of the world.
Yes, however chewing gum is not generally a good habit long term for the jaw joints.
Yes. There is no reason why not.

Yes, you can chew gum with a dental bridge. The question is whether you should or not. One thing to consider is where the bridge is. If the bridge is on your front teeth, you do not normally chew with these teeth unless there is something wrong with your back teeth. That means you wont really be chewing with the bridge. If it is on your back teeth, the bridge should be designed to chew with so you should not have any issues with it. The most common problem would be if the cement gives way the bridge can come out. This should not be the case, but it is a possibility. Think of chewing gum as chewing any food without the nutrition. If it comes off from chewing gum, it will eventually come off from chewing food.
Hope this helps.

My best to you!

William F. Scott IV, DMD