Severe oral trauma can sometimes result from sports injuries and automobile accidents. In some of these cases treating the damage done to the body takes precedent over the damage done to your teeth. If a tooth was severely damaged it might need to be extracted to reduce pain and prepare the gums for a future dental restoration.
When you are ready, Dr. Steven Rattner can help you understand the dental restorations available at his clinic in College Park, Maryland. A dental bridge is one of the fastest methods for restoring a missing tooth.
This restoration process starts with examining the two teeth adjacent to the void to make sure they are completely healthy. Dr. Steven Rattner will then use a dental drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth. This creates a pair of abutments that will eventually anchor the dental bridge in your mouth.
An impression will be created of the area which will be sent to a professional dental lab. This will serve as a guide for the technicians while they create your dental work.
A staff member will call you to schedule the second appointment when your dental bridge is ready. Once Dr. Steven Rattner cements the dental bridge in place it will fully restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth for many years to come.
If you live in the College Park, Maryland, area and you have lost a tooth to a severe oral trauma, you should call 301-474-8277 to explore the dental restorations offered at Steven Rattner DDS.