A Dental Bridge Might Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth

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An accidental blow to the mouth can sometimes carry enough force to sever the periodontal ligaments that anchor a tooth in its periodontal socket. In some of these cases the damage to the tooth or the local oral structure is so severe that a dentist like Dr. H Arthur Nelson simply cannot save the tooth with a root canal.

In an extreme case like this total extraction might prove to be the only viable method for preventing further complications. Dr. H Arthur Nelson will then suture your gum tissues over the socket and provide you with a prescription for pain medication.

After all the affected tissues have fully healed he can help you understand your options for restoring the lost tooth. This might include replacing it with a dental bridge.

This is essentially an artificial tooth designed to mimic the appearance of the original shape and size of the tooth. It is fused into a solid piece of dental work that essentially have a dental crown on each end. It will need to be anchored onto abutments produced by removing the tooth enamel from the two nearest teeth.

Once this is done Dr. H Arthur Nelson will make an impression of the area and any other relevant teeth in your dentition. It will be sent to a dental lab where the dental bridge will be produced.

Once your new dental bridge has been cemented into place it will completely restore your knocked out tooth. This will allow you to enjoy the essential function of the related teeth.  

If you live in Frisco, Texas, and you or someone near you has just suffered a severe dental trauma, you should call 972-712-9919 to seek emergency dental care at Nelson and Associates Frisco.