When a tooth is knocked out or lost to a severe cavity, the void left in your mouth can do more than hamper your ability to chew food. Patients who have suffered tooth loss often notices changes in the clarity of their speech and potentially suffer from an unattractive smile.
If the tooth goes unrestored the structural gap in your mouth can cause the nearby teeth to drift out of alignment with their partners in your bite pattern. As time goes on the worsening misalignment can lead to chipped teeth, dental fractures and potential issues with chronic dental attrition.
Fortunately, a dentist like Dr. Jesse Taylor can often replace a single missing tooth with a dental bridge to prevent these complications and restore the natural function of your mouth.
The dental restoration process is designed to produce a single piece of dental work that includes two crowns fused together with an replica tooth fused between them. It will be mounted on a pair of abutments formed by the two closest neighboring teeth.
Highly trained dental lab technicians will create your dental bridge from durable materials that rival the inherent strength of tooth enamel. When it is ready you will need to return to Plano Parkway Dental to have it installed over the void.
If you live in the Plano, Texas, area and you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth you should call 972-468-1850 to seek emergency treatment at Plano Parkway Dental.