Each of your teeth has a durable outer layer of enamel protecting the sensitive dentin, pulp, and root within. As strong as this enamel layer is, there are times when a blow to the face or other accident can actually impart enough force to crack the tooth. In some cases, a tooth can be cracked so deeply that the damage cannot be repaired. When this happens, Dr. Tyler Williams may recommend that the tooth be extracted and later restored with a dental bridge in Murray, Utah.
A bridge essentially mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. A replacement tooth is fused to a pair of crowns, which are anchored to the neighboring teeth (abutment teeth).
Dr. Tyler Williams will prepare the abutment teeth by removing most of the enamel from the two closest teeth. Then he will form an impression of the abutment teeth as well as the void and your personal bite pattern. This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge is made.
Our dentist will then secure temporary crowns over each abutment tooth to protect them while the lab is busy producing the bridge.
Pinecrest Dental will call you back in for a brief follow-up appointment when your bridge comes back from the dental lab. The temporary crowns will be removed and he will cement your new bridge in place.
If you have a deeply cracked tooth, you should not delay in calling our office at (801) 503.0035 to explore your treatment and restoration options.