A bridge dental or artificial tooth is a cosmetic replacement is secured with glue or resin due to loss or tooth extraction. This glue or resin is very tough and to remove it often requires a procedure known as embedding. You can use a hook to remove dental glue the teeth. Solvents generally not used, since the resin bridge damage.


Brush teeth and floss passes gently to remove any debris and plaque and be sure to rinse well.

Locate the teeth where the glue is still reinforced using dental mirror. Look at the amount of glue there and make sure no cavities near the area. If you do not find a cavity, contact the dentist. By biting this cavity you run the risk of wear down the enamel around it and cause further damage.

Gently scrape the glue with dental hook. It starts at the thickest area of the glue using a back and forth motion and height gently until you reach the surface of tooth enamel.

Brush, stop floss and rinse once you’ve removed the glue. Contact your dentist to make arrangements to change the bridge. The dentist may use a dental drill to remove the glue manually without breaking.

Tips & Warnings

  • Work slowly when applying medium pressure. By doing a lot of pressure is a risk that tooth enamel is worn at the time it reaches.
  • Work in a well-lit area.
  • Rinse your mouth regularly to spit glue particles instead of swallowing.
  • Do not make adjustments to the bridge at home. Go to the dentist. A disease acquired by a bridge accessory can damage or move the anchor teeth. If you choose the glue to your bridge you will run the risk of wear or breakage.