Fixing Fractured Teeth
Believe it or not, but it’s entirely possible to completely fracture a tooth. If you do end up with a fractured tooth, you obviously need it restored so that you can have the full function of your mouth back.
With that in mind, let’s look at one of the most popular methods for restoring a fractured tooth that our team here at [practice_name] performs.
A dental bridge in Ramona, CA, is essentially a single piece of dental work that is fused to a pair of crowns on each end. It will eventually be anchored in your mouth on abutments formed from the core of the two closest teeth.
Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS will form the abutments by removing all of the tooth enamel from each tooth. Then, he will cast an impression of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite. This will be sent to a special dental lab where your final bridge will be produced.
At the end of the appointment, temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect them.
Dr. Malcolm J Boykin DDS will call you in for a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and the bridge will be cemented in place onto the abutments during this appointment.
Dental bridges are very effective, but that are instances in which you may not be able to get one and have to get an implant, or other cosmetic dentistry appliance, instead. To see if you’re a candidate for dental bridges, call us today at [phone].