If a Tooth Is Knocked Out, It Can Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

If a Tooth Is Knocked Out, It Can Be Replaced with a Dental Bridge

It’s not uncommon for a blow to the face or a hard fall to knock one of your teeth out. Sometimes the tooth might come out cleanly but it doesn’t survive the attempts to implant it back into the socket. Oftentimes a portion of the tooth remains anchored in the socket by the periodontal ligaments, thus forcing a total extraction.

If one of your teeth has been knocked out, it can compromise your ability to chew food, affect the appearance of your smile, and cause alignment issues. If the knocked-out tooth is not replaced, it can cause the surrounding teeth to twist and shift to try and fill the void.

One of the easiest and most effective solutions for replacing a previously knocked-out tooth is installing a dental bridge. A dental bridge in [city], [state], looks and functions like a natural tooth. It is made up of one or more false teeth and two dental crowns. The crowns are anchored to the two teeth that lie on both sides of the gap in your mouth.

To begin treatment, your dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], will reshape the anchoring teeth by removing the majority of their enamel.

Dr. [doctor_name] will then take an impression of the teeth and will send the impression to a dental lab. This impression will be used as a guide for the dental lab technicians who make your new bridge. Then, your dentist will secure a temporary crown over each anchoring tooth to protect it while the dental lab works on your final bridge.

Dr. [doctor_name] will call you into [practice_name] for a brief follow-up appointment once the dental lab has completed your bridge. During this visit, the temporary crowns will be removed and your dentist will cement your new bridge into place.

If one of your teeth has been knocked out, you should call Dr. [doctor_name] at [phone] to explore your restoration options.

2016-07-14T14:31:25+00:00July 14th, 2016|