When you have a tooth knocked out, your first thought is likely how to get it back in the socket. While not every lost tooth can be restored, in most cases you can have your tooth put back in if you get to Taylor Family Dentistry as quickly as possible.
One of the most common procedures our team will do to help replace your tooth is to use a dental bridge. Let’s take a look at what that procedure looks like.
Anchoring a bridge involves using a drill to remove most of the enamel from each neighboring tooth. This leaves behind a post-like core of dentin, pulp, and root of each tooth.
Then, your dentist will cast an impression of the abutments as well as your personal bite pattern. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new bridge will be made. At the end of the appointment, temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect them.
Our staff will call you back in for a brief second appointment when your new bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and your dentist will cement your new bridge onto the abutments during this appointment.
If you’ve lost a tooth and think a bridge is your best bet for restoration, call us today at 513.229.7801 to schedule an appointment.