While it’s unfortunate, there are times when a tooth can be so badly decayed or damaged that your dentist, Dr. Sandy Pape, simply cannot save it by a root canal. In these rare and extreme cases, she might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth and suturing your gums. This will mitigate any pain you’re experiencing and prevent any further complications.
Once your gums have healed, Dr. Sandy Pape might recommend replacing the extracted tooth with a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Key West, Florida, is a replacement tooth that is fused to a pair of crowns on each end. It will eventually be anchored in your mouth on abutments that are formed from the core of the two closest teeth.
Dr. Sandy Pape will form the abutments by removing the tooth enamel from each tooth. Then, she 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. Then, she will cement temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them.
Dr. Sandy Pape 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 into place onto the abutments.
If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, you should not delay in calling 305-684-8536 to have it treated and restored at Isle Smile.