A Severely Decayed Tooth Might Require Extraction to Prepare for a Bridge
Without professional treatment at Family Dental Care Park Ridge, a cavity can spread throughout and within a tooth. If the internal tissues and structure of the tooth are compromised, it could cause a significant dental fracture. To treat a tooth in this condition and to prevent an infection from developing in the gums, Drs. Demas and Dias might recommend that the tooth be extracted.
Once your gums have healed, they might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental bridge. This basically mimics the appearance of a natural tooth that has been fused to a pair of dental crowns. Each end of the bridge is cemented onto abutments that are formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.
The process starts by using a drill to remove the tooth enamel from the two nearby teeth. The dentin pillars will eventually form anchoring abutments. These are essentially protective sheaths of dentin that house the healthy pulp and root of each tooth. Temporary crowns will then be secured over each abutment to protect them.
Our specialists will make a detailed impression of the abutments and the related teeth in the area. This will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge.
A member of our team will call you to schedule your second appointment when your new bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented into place.
If you live in the Park Ridge, Illinois, area and you have a badly decayed tooth, you should call (847) 692.6800 to seek treatment and restoration of our dentists.