Sometimes, if a tooth is too severely damaged by dental trauma or tooth decay, our dentist may not be able to save it with a root canal. In this case, he may recommend extracting the remaining tooth structure and replacing the tooth with a dental bridge. Dental bridges are an excellent option to replace missing teeth following dental extraction.
After a period of healing to allow the gum tissue to recover, Dr. Zoya Yadgarov begins the process of placing the dental bridge in the gap left by the extracted tooth. A dental bridge is essentially an artificial tooth or teeth that have been fused together to create a single dental appliance that includes a hollow dental crown at each end. The function of a dental bridge is to anchor to your smile by attaching the dental crowns to the two neighboring teeth.
In order to place the dental crowns, Dr. Zoya Yadgarov removes the tooth enamel layer of the two closest teeth to form two abutments. We then create a detailed impression of the area and the nearby teeth, which we send to our dental lab to have your dental bridge fabricated from special dental-grade materials.
When your dental bridge is ready, we will invite you to return to Art of Dentistry PC for a second appointment to have the bridge placed. This visit will consist of removing the temporary crowns we placed on the abutments and cement the dental bridge in place with the use of a powerful dental adhesive.
If you feel you would benefit from a dental bridge in New York, New York, we encourage you to schedule a visit with our dentist by calling 212-535-3226 today.