Losing a tooth to severe tooth decay or extraction can carry significant ramifications for the health and function of your mouth. Beyond merely impairing your ability to chew food efficiently, it can also mar your appearance and cause you to slur your speech. If it’s not restored in a timely manner, the void can cause alterations in the position and alignment of the surrounding teeth.
One way to prevent this from happening is to have your dentist, Dr. Aram Cazazian, replace the tooth with a dental bridge, which is a dental appliance that is anchored in your mouth by two abutments.
Dr. Aram Cazazian will form the two abutments by removing the tooth enamel from each neighboring tooth. The abutment will contain the dentin layer that surrounds the healthy pulp and root of the tooth. Then, he will form a detailed impression of the two abutments and the corresponding teeth. This will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab where your new bridge will be custom crafted to fill the void.
Then, he will secure a temporary crown, which is made from hard plastic, over each abutment to protect it. This will help keep them safe while the off-site dental lab technician custom makes your dental bridge in Bayside, New York.
You will need to come in for a second appointment when your bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will then be removed and Dr. Aram Cazazian will cement your new bridge into place.
If you have a severely fractured or damaged tooth, you should call (718) 423-7009 to schedule an appointment at Bayside Family Dentistry.