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A Bridge Can Restore a Knocked Out Tooth

If a hard fall, blow to the face or other accident has knocked out one of your teeth, or the tooth was so deeply fractured that it required total extraction, you are probably interesting in exploring your restoration options.

Even if you get used to the impaired ability to chew food in the short term, you will still want to talk to Sandor Family Dentistry about having the problem addressed. Left unrestored, the surrounding teeth will start to twist and possibly begin migrate towards to void, potentially leading to more serious issues.

At Sandor Family Dentistry can restore the lost tooth with a bridge. This piece of dental work basically mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It will eventually be anchored into place by a pair of crowns, cemented on abutments formed out of the two teeth neighboring the void.

To form the abutments your Sandor Family Dentistry dentist will remove the majority of the tooth’s enamel layer from each of the neighboring teeth. This leaves just a small amount surrounding core structure.

An impression is made of the void and surrounding teeth as well as the abutments. This is sent to a special dental lab that makes your new bridge. Temporary crowns, are then cemented over each abutment to protect it while the lab prepares your new bridge.

Once the dental lab has completed your new bridge Sandor Family Dentistry will call you in for a short second appointment. The temporary crowns and cements the permanent bridge in place. With proper care and cleaning your new bridge should last for many years to come.

If you have a tooth that has been knocked out or extracted, you should call Sandor Family Dentistry at 732.462.8877 to schedule an appointment to explore your restoration options.

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