While it’s rare, there are times when a tooth is so severely compromised by untreated tooth decay or severe dental trauma that it simply cannot be saved by conventional dentistry. In these rare occasions the only viable option is for Dr. RZ Dental Group to extract whatever remains of the tooth from your gums.
Once your gums have been sutured, Drs. Roschella, Zinger, or Brown will provide you with a prescription for pain medication. If there were any infection or dental abscess complications involved in the loss of the tooth, we might also include a prescription for a course of antibiotics.
As time goes on, the void left by the extracted tooth can also do more than hamper your ability to chew food or change your smile’s appearance. The loss of structure in the area can cause the neighboring teeth to drift out of their correct alignment. This could potentially cause chips, fractures, and dental attrition complications.
To fully restore the proper function of your mouth and prevent latent complications with the alignment of your teeth, we might recommend replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge.
This type of dental restoration starts with Drs. Roschella, Zinger, or Brown examining the two teeth neighboring the void to ensure they are completely healthy. Then we remove the tooth enamel from each of these teeth, leaving behind a pair of dentin abutments that will later serve as anchor points for your dental bridge.
The two freshly created abutments and the other details of the void will then be cast in a detailed impression. This will also include the related teeth in your bite pattern. It will be sent to a dental lab to guide their technicians in creating your dental bridge.
When the dental bridge is ready, we will complete the dental restoration by cementing it in place with a special dental grade adhesive. If you live in the Marriottsville, Maryland, area and you have a severely distressed or missing tooth, you should not delay in calling (410)-442-5678 to seek dental care at RZ Dental Group today!