Should a Dental Bridge Replace Your Cracked Tooth?

A cracked tooth is not only often painful, but it can result in severe tooth injury that puts your oral health at risk of bacteria. Following tooth extraction to remove a cracked tooth, you can receive a dental bridge that restores healthy function to your smile.

This single structure dental appliance is custom designed to appear and function like a natural tooth to help you maintain your smile. Our dentist can place a custom-made dental bridge to fill a tooth gap so that tooth extraction does not result in shifting teeth and a weakened jawbone. The dental bridge can remain secure for many years because it is fused to custom dental crowns that in turn sit on top of dental abutments.

Our dentist forms these abutments by removing the tooth enamel from healthy neighboring teeth to form post-like structures. Then, we create a detailed impression of the abutments and any relevant nearby teeth to guide technicians at our dental lab in designing the dental restoration to look like the rest of your smile.

While your bridge creation is in progress, we may use plastic temporary crowns to cover the abutments and prevent bacteria from invading your smile. Once the dental bridge is complete, it is placed during a follow-up appointment, and you can then wear your new, long-lasting smile with pride.

Please feel free to contact Shannon M. Pye, DMD at 843-549-5913 today to learn if you can replace a cracked tooth with a dental bridge in Walterboro, South Carolina. Dr. Pye will gladly review your options to restore your smile to full health!

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