A Tooth That Can’t Viably Be Treated with a Root Canal Might Need to Be Replaced with a Bridge

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Most of the time, our team of oral care specialists can treat a tooth suffering from severe tooth decay or a significant dental trauma with a dental crown restoration or a root canal. Yet there are a few cases where the damage to the internal structure of the tooth or the underlying socket is so severe that it simply cannot be saved.

In these rare instances, our dentists might recommend extracting whatever remains, and this treatment plan might also include prescription for any necessary pain or antibiotic medications. After any concerns of infection have passed and your gums have fully healed, your dentist might be able to restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental bridge.

This is a solid piece of dental work that will be designed to replicate the appearance of a natural tooth that has been fused to a pair of crowns. Each end of the dental bridge will be cemented onto abutments formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.

The dental bridge will be carefully created at an off site dental lab according to the exacting standards set by an impression created by our dental professionals. When it is ready, you will need to return to Adaptive Dental Associates to have it cemented in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Phillipsburg, New Jersey, region and you are suffering with a severely compromised tooth, you should call 908-847-4498 to have it treated as soon as possible at Adaptive Dental Associates today!