Automotive accidents, sports injuries and accidents in the home are all common causes of significant dental trauma. In some of these cases the damage to a tooth can be so severe that endodontic therapy cannot viably treat it.
If you have lost a tooth due to trauma, or any other reason, you do not need to lose hope that a beautiful smile may be lost to you. Once the wounded gums and soft tissues have recovered from any trauma, and when you are ready, our dentist, Dr. Michael R. Wiesner, can help you understand your dental restoration options. In a cases where you may be uncomfortable with the time table associated with a dental implant restoration he might recommend replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge.
The treatment process involves creating a single piece of dental work that can essentially replicate the physical shape and function of the original tooth. It can be fused with an open dental crown on each end. The dental bridge may be mounted onto abutments prepared from the healthy dentin core within the two teeth neighboring the void.
It can be produced from very durable materials that replicates the strength of natural tooth enamel. When it is ready our dentist may cement it onto the anchoring abutments with a strong dental adhesive.
If you are in the Shreveport, Louisiana, area and you have suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call (318) 688-9330 to explore the dental restoration options available at A Brighter Smile Dental Care.