Having an avulsed or knocked-out tooth is often a traumatic experience. If the tooth is whole and still alive, there is a chance that your dentists, Dr. Kang and Dr. Cho, can implant it back into the original socket. However, in most cases, an avulsed tooth is severely damaged and the remnants need to be extracted to prevent further complications.
When your gums have healed, your dentists might recommend replacing the knocked-out tooth with a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania, is essentially two crowns fused together with a third representative tooth in the middle. It is mounted on a pair of abutments that are formed by the two closest neighboring teeth.
Your dentists routinely needs two separate appointments to completely install a new bridge. At the initial appointment, they will examine the two neighboring teeth to make sure they are completely healthy.
Then, they will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth. This creates a pair of abutments that will later anchor your bridge.
A detailed impression will be made of the area, which will be sent to our dental lab. This will serve as a guide for the technician who custom makes your final bridge. Once this is done, a pair of temporary crowns will be secured over the abutments to protect them.
A member of our team will call you to schedule your second appointment when the dental lab tech has completed your new bridge. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented into place.
If you’ve had a tooth knocked out of its socket, you should call 215-949-2929 to seek immediate treatment at Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates.