There are cases when a tooth is so badly decayed and damaged that it must be extracted to prevent pain, infection and future complications. When this happens it can seriously impair your ability to chew food, slur your speech or affect the alignment of the neighboring teeth.
One of the more common method for restoring an extracted tooth is to install a bridge. This is basically two crowns fused with an artificial tooth between them. Each end of the bridge will be secured onto abutments formed by the two neighboring teeth.
Your Molinare Dental Group dentist forms each abutment by removing the tooth enamel from each tooth. A detailed impression is then created of the entire area, including the applicable teeth in your bite pattern.
They will then secure a temporary crown over each abutment to protect it. The impression is then sent to a dental lab to serve as a guide while they make your permanent bridge.
A member of our staff will call you in for a brief, second appointment, when the permanent bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and the bridge is cemented in place. With proper care and cleaning it should restore the extracted tooth form and function in your mouth for many years to come.
If you have a seriously compromised tooth, or one that has recently been extracted, you should call Molinare Dental Group’s office in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey at 973-993-1979 to have it restored by a bridge.