In the majority of cases when a tooth is knocked out, it is too badly damaged to be saved. If the tooth’s presence and structure are not replaced, it can lead to even more serious complications. In time, the surrounding teeth can start to turn and alter their positions in response to the void. This can cause chips and dangerous fractures on the matching teeth in your bite.
One of the most effective methods for replacing the presence and function of the knocked-out tooth is to have your dentist, Dr. Jeryl Abbott, install a dental bridge in Midlothian, Virginia.
To create the two abutments, your dentist will remove the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Your dentist will then cast a detailed impression of the abutments and your personal bite pattern. This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge will be made.
Temporary crowns will then be cemented over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce the new bridge.
We will call you in for a brief, second appointment when your new bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented in place over the two abutments.
If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, or if you are missing a tooth from a socket, you should call 804-419-5155 to seek immediate treatment at Midlothian Dental Arts.