Athletic injuries and vehicular accidents can sometimes impact the mouth with enough force to damage the periodontal ligaments anchoring a tooth in your gums. In some of these cases the patient suffers such severe oral trauma that whatever remains of the tooth needs to be extracted and the gums sutured.
After all the affected tissues have fully healed a dentist like Dr. David Dickey and Dr. Seth Conley can help you understand your options for restoring the missing tooth. In many of these cases the patient chooses a dental bridge restoration.
It is essentially an artificial tooth designed to mimic the appearance and physical presence of the original. It will be completed fused into a solid piece of dental work that includes a dental crown on each end.
Your dental bridge will need to be anchored onto abutments that Dr. Seth Conley created by removing the tooth enamel from the two nearest teeth.
Once this is done he will prepare an impression of the area which includes any other relevant teeth in your bite pattern. It will be sent to a dental lab where the dental bridge will be created from durable dental materials.
When it’s ready the dental bridge will be cemented into place to completely restore the knocked out tooth and your essential oral function.
If you live in New Castle, Indiana, and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 765-529-4300 to explore the dental restorations available at Family Dental Care of New Castle.