The trauma of having a tooth knocked out often damages the tooth so severely that Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt can’t successfully implant it back into the socket. The remnants of the root will need to be extracted to treat the pain and allow your gums to properly heal.
When you are ready, Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth. One of the most common methods is to install a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Logan, Utah, is essentially an artificial tooth fused to a pair of crowns on each end. It is anchored on abutments formed from the neighboring teeth.
Anchoring this bridge involves using a drill to remove most of the enamel from each neighboring tooth. This leaves behind a post-like core of dentin, pulp, and root of each tooth.
Then, your dentist will cast an impression of the abutments as well as your personal bite pattern. This will be sent to a dental lab where your new bridge will be made. At the end of the appointment, temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect them.
Our staff will call you back in for a brief second appointment when your new bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and your dentist will cement your new bridge onto the abutments during this appointment.
If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, you shouldn’t hesitate to call Ridge View Smile Care at 435-752-1434 to seek treatment and timely restoration.