A Knocked-Out Tooth Can Be Replaced by a Bridge

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Your teeth are anchored in their sockets by their roots and strong periodontal ligaments. When a blow to the face manages to knock a tooth out, the trauma is often so severe that it results in the total loss of the tooth. In a case like this, your dentists, Drs. Sean and Dr. Sepi, will often recommend having the knocked-out tooth completely replaced by installing a dental bridge.

A dental bridge in Vallejo, California, is essentially a single piece of dental work that replicates the function and appearance of the knocked-out tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns that are anchored on abutments formed out of the two closest teeth.

To form the two abutments, Drs. Sean and Sepi will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each of the teeth. This creates a small protective sheath that houses the healthy pulp, root and nerve of each tooth. Temporary crowns will then be secured over each abutment to protect it.

Drs. Sean and Sepi will then cast a detailed impression of the abutments and the other teeth related in your bite. This will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge

A member of our team will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment when your new bridge returns from the dental lab. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented into place.

If one of your teeth has been knocked out, you should not delay in calling Plaza Dental Care at 707-642-1360 to schedule an appointment.