Restorative dentistry is a branch of dental care that can replace a tooth that has been knocked out, lost to decay, or extracted.
One of the most common ways to replace a missing tooth is to install a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Santa Rosa, California, is a replacement tooth that is fused to a pair of crowns on each end. It will eventually be anchored in your mouth on abutments that are formed from the core of the two closest teeth.
To create the two abutments, your dentist, Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib, will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. A detailed impression will then be made of the abutments and any corresponding teeth. This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge will be made.
Then temporary crowns will be cemented over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce the new bridge.
We will call you in for a brief second appointment when you bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented in place over the two abutments.
If you are missing a tooth, you should call 707-544-8338 to understand your restorative dental options at Preferred Dental.