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A Decayed Tooth That Severely Fractures May Require a Bridge Restoration

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The natural bacteria living in your mouth have the ability to exploit your tooth enamel. This is even more likely to occur if you are inconsistent with your daily oral hygiene routine or fail to attend your routine dental exams at Szmanda Dental Edgar in Edgar, Wisconsin.

With the passage of time, the tooth decay can comprise a significant amount of dental structure. It could even cause an infection in the pulp of the tooth. Left untreated, the compromised tooth could severely fracture.

In a case like this, it might be possible for Dr. John Felkner or Dr. John Cronkrite to treat the tooth with a root canal or other endodontic treatment. In a severe case where the socket was also damaged, your dentist might recommend extracting the root of the tooth. After your gums have been sutured and allowed to heal we can then fit you for a bridge restoration.

This is essentially a solid piece of dental work that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth that has been fused to a pair of crowns. Each end of the bridge is cemented onto abutments formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.

Your bridge will need to be created in a professional dental lab. When it’s ready, a brief follow-up appointment will be needed to cement it into your mouth. Once this is done, the bridge will effectively replace the severely decayed tooth’s presence in your mouth for many years to come.

If you live in the Edgar, Wisconsin area and you have a badly decayed or fractured tooth, you should not delay in calling Szmanda Dental Edgar at 715-352-2700 to seek treatment with Dr. John Felkner or Dr. John Cronkrite. We are always happy to keep you smiling!