If have suffered untreated tooth decay or experienced severe tooth damage and have been told that it is too significant to benefit from root canal treatment, it is highly possible that the tooth will need to be extracted to preserve your smile. Following the removal of a tooth, there are many options for tooth replacement, and a dental bridge can be an excellent choice for full smile restoration.
A dental bridge is a dental appliance in which two dental crowns bridge the tooth gap by linking one or more artificial teeth, and then anchoring them in place using the abutments formed from the adjacent teeth. Dr. Charles Anderson forms these abutments by removing the tooth enamel to create post like structures that still preserve the pulp and root within the dentist layer.
A detailed impression of these structures is then submitted to a dental lab to act as a custom guide so that the technicians can create a new dental bridge that meets your qualifications. When the bridge is ready, you will return to the office for a another appointment where we remove the temporary crowns protecting your abutments and cement your dental bridge over the abutments instead.
You are welcome to call 843-884-2021 today and schedule a visit to Anderson Dentistry if you have had a tooth removed and are interested in discussing with our dentist the possibility of receiving a dental bridge in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina.