Having a tooth extracted can alleviate pain and prevent future complications. However, the missing tooth will eventually need to be replaced to maintain the full function of your mouth and to prevent future alignment issues in your bite. In a case like this, Dr. Jayson C. Haws will often recommend having a dental bridge installed to effectively treat the problem.
A dental bridge is made up of two dental crowns and one false tooth. It will eventually be anchored on abutments that are formed from the core of the two closest teeth.
Dr. Jayson C. Haws will form the abutments by removing all of the tooth enamel from each tooth. Then, he will cast an impression of the area, including the corresponding teeth in your bite. This impression will be sent to the special dental lab where your final bridge will be produced. At the end of the appointment, temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect it.
Your dentist will call you into Haws Family Dentistry for a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. During this appointment, the temporary crowns will be removed and the bridge will be cemented into place.
If you have had a tooth extracted, you should call Haws Family Dentistry in Brigham City, Utah, at 435-734-9144 to have it replaced to prevent future complications.