A Badly Decayed Tooth Might Need to Be Replaced with a Bridge

A badly decayed tooth can result in a lot of different problems and complications. In addition to causing pain and sensitivity, it can impair your ability to chew and it can lead to a serious infection. In some cases, the tooth might be so badly decayed that our Jacob Shrayman, DDS team can’t save the tooth and we must extracted it to prevent further complications.

After your gums have healed following the extraction, our highly trained team of dental professionals can help you explore your restoration options. One of the most common ways to restore a tooth is to install a dental bridge.

A dental bridge in Verona, New Jersey, effectively mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused to a pair of dental crowns, which are anchored to the two neighboring teeth that lie on both sides of the gap in your mouth.

Your dentist, Dr. Jacob Shrayman, will place the two dental crowns after removing the majority of the enamel layer of each of the anchoring teeth. A small amount of enamel is left to protect the healthy interior of each tooth.

Your dentist will then take an impression of the smile, which will include the void that was left by the missing tooth and the relationship to any other teeth in your bite pattern. This impression will be sent to a dental lab where your permanent bridge will be made. Temporary crowns are then secured over each anchoring tooth to protect them while the lab works on your permanent bridge.

We will call you back into our office once the dental lab has completed your bridge. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented securely in place.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should call Jacob Shrayman, DDS at (973) 791-4104 to schedule an appointment.

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