If you’ve previously had a tooth knocked out or lost to severe decay this can seriously compromise your mouth. Alterations to your appearance, changes in the clarity of your speech, and decreased ability to chew food are just some of the early complications posed by tooth loss. In time, the void left between your teeth can lead to orthodontic and enamel attrition problems.
To prevent these problems, our dentists, Dr. Tracey Tabor Williams and Amy Montefalcocan restore the missing tooth’s presence in your mouth by performing a bridge restoration at their Indianapolis, Indiana practice.
This generally requires two separate appointments. At the first session, Dr. Tracey Tabor Williams or Amy Montefalco will examine the two adjacent teeth to the void to ensure they are completely healthy.
Our dentist will then remove the tooth enamel from the two neighboring teeth on each side of the void. This leaves behind a pair of abutments that will later serve as anchor points for your permanent bridge. An impression will be created of the area which will be sent to an off-site dental lab. This will serve as a guide when custom making your final bridge. Once this is done, temporary crowns are secured over each abutment to protect them.
When your permanent bridge is ready, we will call you back in for a brief follow-up appointment to cement it into place. Once the dental adhesive has fully cured, your new bridge will restore the missing incisor for many years to come.
If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and you have suffered a severe dental fracture, please call 317.637.4636 to seek dental care with our experienced dental team. Dr. Tracey Tabor Williams and Amy Montefalco are always ready to help you create a beautiful, confident smile!