Replacing Extracted Teeth

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If you’ve had to have a tooth extracted for any reason whatsoever, you’re likely looking into how you can restore your smile to look as it did before the extraction took place.

One of the procedures you should consider is getting a bridge installed. Dental bridges are popular, simple, and provide a great way to replace teeth. Let’s look at what’s involved in getting one.

For all intents and purposes, this is a single piece of dental work that is fused to a pair of crowns on each end. It will eventually be anchored in your mouth by abutments that are formed from the core of the two closest teeth.

Dr. Robert A. McCulla will form the abutments by removing all of the tooth enamel from each tooth. Then, they 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, they will cement temporary crowns over each abutment to protect it.

Dr. Robert A. McCulla 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 in place onto the abutments during this appointment.

To schedule an appointment, call us today at 209-667-7889.