There are several different ways that people can lose a tooth. While teeth are most commonly lost as a result of unchecked tooth decay, it’s not unheard of for a tooth to be fractured, cracked or knocked out so traumatically that even Dr. Kenneth Pollary’s highly skilled hands can’t save it.
In a situation like this the remains of the tooth in question simply must be extracted to prevent further complications. Once your gums have healed Dr. Kenneth Pollary can replace the function and appearance of the extracted tooth by installing a bridge.
A bridge is single piece of dental work, that basically mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. The replacement tooth is fused to a pair of crowns that are anchored on abutments formed out of the two closest teeth.
Dr. Kenneth Pollary will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each of the teeth to form a pair of post-like abutments. This creates a small protective sheath housing the healthy pulp, root and nerve of each tooth. Temporary crowns are then secured over each abutment to protect it.
Then he will create a detailed impression of the abutments as well as any other corresponding teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab, to help guide them as they produce your permanent bridge.
When your new bridge is ready, a member of Dr. Kenneth Pollary’s staff will call you to schedule a second appointment. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new permanent bridge is cemented in place.
If you have a tooth that is in bad shape, or one that has previously been extracted, you should call Dr. Kenneth Pollary’s office in Colorado Springs, Colorado at 719-591-0750 to have it effectively restored.