Severe Tooth Decay and Tooth Loss Can Be Treated with a Bridge

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Tooth decay is a serious condition that afflicts the health of millions of Americans’ teeth each year. It is primarily caused when poor oral hygiene habits allow the bacteria in your mouth to compromise an area of tooth enamel. If you procrastinate treatment, the decay will inevitably exacerbate as more and more healthy elements of the tooth are lost.

In time, this could lead to complete tooth loss or a tooth so severely decayed that Dr. Michael Shnayder must extract it to prevent a dangerous abscess from forming in the gums. Once any potential infection or threat to the gums has been addressed, he can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth. One of the most effective methods is to install a dental bridge.

A dental bridge in Omaha, Nebraska, is a replacement tooth fused to hollow crowns on each side. It is mounted onto abutments that are formed from the healthy cores of the two closest teeth.

Once the tooth enamel has been removed from these teeth, Dr. Michael Shnayder will form an impression of the abutments and corresponding teeth. This will be sent to an off-site dental lab where your new bridge will be created.

Dr. Michael Shnayder will then secure a plastic cap, which is called a temporary crown, over each abutment to protect it while the lab technician is busy producing your new bridge.

Dr. Michael Shnayder will call you to schedule a brief second appointment, when your bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and he will cement your new bridge in place.

If you need a tooth replaced, you should call 402-317-5657 to schedule an appointment at Village Pointe Oral Surgery.