Most of the time when a tooth is knocked out, it is actually cracked or shattered in the socket. This results in the death and total loss of the tooth. The remnants need to be extracted by Dr. Amanda Rhoades so he can treat the problem and cease the pain. Once the gums have been sutured and allowed sufficient time to heal, he can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth.
In many cases, your dentist will often recommend installing a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Cincinnati, Ohio, is essentially a single piece of dental work that replicates the function and appearance of the knocked-out tooth. This is made up of an artificial tooth that is fused to a pair of crowns, which are anchored on abutments that are formed out of the two closest teeth.
Dr. Amanda Rhoades will form the abutments by using a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each of the teeth. This will create a small protective sheath that houses the healthy pulp, root, and nerve of each tooth. Temporary crowns will then be secured over each abutment to protect it.
Then, he will create a detailed impression of the abutments and the other teeth related in your bite. This impression will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge.
Dr. Amanda Rhoades will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment once the dental lab technicians have completed the bridge. During this appointment, the temporary crowns will be removed and the bridge will be cemented into place.
With the proper care and maintenance, the bridge will restore your knocked-out tooth for many years to come.
If one of your teeth has been knocked out, you should call Eastern Hills Dental at 513-231-7474 to seek timely treatment and restoration.