An Extracted Tooth Can Sometimes Be Replaced with a Bridge

There are times when dental trauma or tooth decay is so severe that Dr. Jacob Shrayman can’t viably treat the tooth with a root canal. In these situations, he might recommend extracting the tooth to help reduce any pain and prevent an infection. Once the traumatized soft tissues have healed, Dr. Jacob Shrayman can help you understand the dental restorations available at Jacob Shrayman, DDS.

While a dental implant is certainly an effective restoration for replacing a tooth, some people are put off by the oral surgery it requires. If you feel this way, Dr. Jacob Shrayman might recommend restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental bridge.

This is single piece of dental work that is designed to replicate the appearance and function of the original tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns that are anchored on abutments that are formed out of the two closest teeth.

Dr. Jacob Shrayman will then need to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth to form a pair of post-like abutments. This creates a small, protective sheath that houses the healthy pulp, root and nerve of each tooth. Temporary crowns will then be secured over each abutment to protect them.

A detailed impression will then be created of the two abutments as well as any other corresponding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge.

You will need to come in for a brief follow-up appointment when your bridge is ready to have it cemented onto the two abutments. With good oral hygiene, the restoration should serve you well for many years into the future.

If you live in the Verona, New Jersey, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call (973) 791-4104 to schedule an appointment at Jacob Shrayman, DDS.

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