A Bridge Can Replace the Presence of an Extracted Tooth

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While it is rare and unfortunate, there are times when a tooth is so badly damaged or decayed that Dr. Bogdan Bodroug cannot save it with a root canal. In a case this severe, he might recommend extracting the tooth and suturing the gum tissues over the exposed socket.

If the extracted tooth isn’t restored in your mouth, it can lead to several potential complications. Not the least of which could be orthodontic alignment problems that could damage other teeth in the area.

To prevent these problems and restore the full function of your mouth, Dr. Bogdan Bodroug can install a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Vancouver, Washington, is essentially one single piece of dental work that represents three teeth. There are dental crowns on each end that are anchored atop abutments that are formed from the neighboring teeth. There is a false replacement tooth in the middle.

Dr. Bogdan Bodroug will create these abutments by removing the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Your dentist will then cast a detailed impression of the abutments and your personal bite pattern. This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge will be made.

Temporary crowns will then be cemented over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce the new 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 in place over the two abutments.

If you’re interested in restoring a tooth with a dental bridge, you should call 360-448-7018 to schedule an appointment at Quality Dental Care.