When a cavity goes undetected or untreated for a significant amount of time, the decay will inevitably start to work its way into the interior of the tooth. If bacteria manage to infect the root, the resulting decay and damage can be severe. In an extreme case, your tooth may need to be extracted to eventually prepare the area for a dental bridge restoration.
This will effectively restore the full function and appearance of the decayed tooth. It is essentially a base that is fused to a pair of crowns that are anchored on abutments that are formed from the core of the two neighboring teeth.
The process starts with your dentist, Dr. Manveen Atwal, DDS removing most of the tooth enamel from the teeth. Then, a detailed impression will be cast of the abutments and the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to our off-site dental lab where a dental bridge will be custom crafted. Hard, plastic, temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect them while you await the completion of your bridge.
We will call you in for a brief, second appointment when your bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented onto the two abutments.
If you have a badly decayed or damaged tooth, you need to call 352-231-8451 to seek treatment at Northwest Family Dental with a dental bridge in Gainesville, Florida.