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An automotive accident or severe sports injury that involves a hard blow to the face can sometimes carry enough force to cause a tooth to fracture near the gumline. In some cases of dental avulsion, the trauma to the tooth’s root, and dental socket are so severe that Dr. Celso Seretti simply can’t restore the tooth with conventional endodontic therapy.

In a case this severe he might recommend extracting the root of the tooth. After your gums have been sutured and allowed to heal, he can help you understand your options for fully restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth. This often includes installing a dental bridge over the void left by the missing tooth.

This is essentially a solid piece of dental work that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It will include open crowns on each end. The dental bridge will eventually be cemented onto abutments formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.

Once a dental lab completes the dental bridge you will need to return to Dr. Celso Seretti’s clinic for a brief follow up appointment. Then he will cement it into place with a very strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Houston, Texas area and you just suffered a severe dental trauma, you should not delay in calling 281-486-9440 to seek treatment at Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry.