It’s an unfortunate truth that there are still some athletes today that forgo wearing a quality mouth guard to protect their teeth during contact sports. While the reasons might vary, the consequences posed to your teeth from a hard blow to the face can be severe. One of the most serious problems is having a tooth knocked out. While there might be a slim chance that the tooth can be successfully implanted back into the socket, most knocked out teeth are completely lost.
One of the ways to restore a lost tooth is to have Dr. Wynatte Chu install a bridge. This is essentially one single piece of dental work that represents three teeth. There are crowns on each end that are anchored atop abutments formed from the neighboring teeth. All of the dental bridges placed by our dentist are metal-free.
To form the two abutments, Dr. Wynatte Chu will remove the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. We 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 is made. Then temporary crowns are cemented over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab works to produce the permanent 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 have had one of your teeth knocked out, you should call our team at Wynatte Chu, DDS in New York, New York at 347-868-6546 to explore your treatment and restoration options. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, confident smile for years to come!