Participating in contact sports or other rigorous activities without wearing a quality mouthguard can put you at risk of having a tooth knocked out. Unfortunately, when a tooth is knocked out of the socket, the root is often shattered or the periodontal ligaments are severed. This usually results in the total loss of the tooth, and Dr. Szilard Zombor will need to extract the remnants from the socket to cease the pain.
After the extraction, it will take a little while for your gums to heal. Once they are fully healed, Dr. Szilard Zombor can completely restore the function and appearance of the tooth by installing a dental bridge.
A dental bridge in Lynnwood, Washington, is an artificial tooth that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused into a single piece of dental work with a hollow crown at each end. It will eventually anchor onto abutments that are formed out of the core of the two closest teeth.
Dr. Szilard Zombor will form the two abutments by removing the tooth enamel from each tooth. The abutment will contain the dentin layer, the healthy pulp, and the root of the tooth.
A detailed impression will be made of the two abutments and any other related teeth in the area. This will be sent to the dental lab where your new bridge will be custom made. Hard, plastic, temporary crowns will be secured over each abutment to protect it.
Your dentist will call you to schedule a brief second appointment when your bridge is ready. This will involve removing the temporary crowns and cementing your new bridge into place.
If one of your teeth has just been knocked out, you need to call Concept Dental at 425-697-3907 to schedule an emergency appointment.