Your teeth are held in their sockets by the root and a series of strong periodontal ligaments. If a blow to the face carries enough force to knock one of your teeth out, the trauma can be severe. This usually results in the total loss of the tooth. To treat the pain and prevent further complications, your dentist, Dr. Ricky Chung, will need to extract any remnants of the tooth from the socket and suture your gums.
Once the surrounding gum tissues have fully healed, Dr. Ricky Chung can completely restore the function and appearance of the tooth by installing a dental bridge.
A dental bridge in Fontana, California, is essentially an artificial tooth that is fused into a piece of dental work with a hollow crown on each side. It will eventually be anchored onto abutments that are formed out of the core of the two closest teeth.
Dr. Ricky Chung will form the two abutments by removing the tooth enamel from each tooth. The abutment will contain the dentin layer surrounding the healthy pulp and root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of the two abutments and any other related teeth in the area. This will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab where your new bridge will be custom made. Hard, plastic, temporary crowns will be secured over each abutment to protect it.
You will need to come in for a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. This will involve removing the temporary crowns and cementing your new bridge into place.
If you have just suffered a knocked-out tooth, you should not delay in calling 909-829-3994 to have it treated at Palm Court Dental.