As dental caries expand in the tooth enamel, the tooth decay can start to spread deep into the tooth. As this happens, the compromised structural integrity can lead to a severe dental fracture or the total loss of the tooth. If our team in Midlothian, VA, can’t viably treat the tooth with a root canal, our team might recommend a total extraction. This is even more likely to be the case if a dangerous dental abscess has developed in the underlying periodontal tissues.
After your gums have been treated, your dentist can help you decide if you would like to restore the tooth with a dental implant. Dental implant restorations often take one or more oral surgeries and an expanded timeframe to fully restore the tooth.
If you aren’t comfortable with these factors, it may be recommended to replace the tooth with a dental bridge. This is a solid piece of dental work that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused with a crown on each end. It will eventually be anchored on abutments formed from the two nearest teeth.
The dental bridge will need to be created in a dental lab. When it’s ready, our dental professionals will secure it in place with a very strong dental adhesive. If you live in the Midlothian, VA, area and you have a tooth suffering from a severe cavity or dental fracture, you should call Morrison Dental Group at 804-639-7500 to have it treated today!