Tooth decay is a serious bacterial affliction that often starts in the tooth enamel. If it goes without professional treatment at Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, the bacteria can infiltrate the sensitive internal tissues of the tooth. In time, the tooth can be so compromised that it severely fractures or it is completely lost.
If it isn’t restored in a timely manner, the void could cause the surrounding teeth to alter their positions. These orthodontic complications can also result in chips and fractures on the corresponding teeth in your bite.
To prevent these problems while restoring the full function and appearance of your mouth, Drs. Fischer and Fischer might recommend a dental bridge restoration.
A dental bridge in Centreville, Virginia typically requires two separate appointments to completely finish the treatment. Your dentists examine the two neighboring teeth to make sure they are completely healthy.
Your dentists will then use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth. The remaining cores of the teeth will form abutments that will later anchor your bridge.
A detailed impression will be made of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab where your new bridge will be made. Then, your dentists will secure temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them.
When your bridge is ready, we will call you back in to have it cemented onto the two abutments with a powerful dental adhesive.
If you have lost a tooth to untreated decay, you should call 703.994.4626 to explore your treatment and restoration options at Fischer Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.