If you have a tooth suffering from severe decay or damage, it can significantly affect your mouth. If you procrastinate treatment, the tooth might be so badly compromised that Dr. Celso Seretti needs to extract it to treat any pain and prevent a potentially dangerous infection.
In time, your gums will heal and Dr. Celso Seretti can help you explore your restoration options. Some people are put off by the invasive oral surgery of a dental implant. Should you feel this way, he might recommend a dental bridge restoration.
A dental bridge in Houston, Texas, is two crowns fused together with a third representative tooth in the middle. It is mounted on a pair of abutments that are formed by the two closest neighboring teeth.
It typically takes two separate appointments to complete a bridge restoration. At the first appointment, your dentist will examine the two neighboring teeth to make sure they are completely healthy.
Then, he will use a drill to remove most of the enamel layer of each tooth. This creates a pair of abutments that will later anchor your bridge.
Dr. Celso Seretti will cast an impression of the area, which will be sent to a professional dental lab. This will serve as a guide for the technicians when custom making your final bridge. Then, your dentist will secure temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them from complications.
A member of our Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry team will call you to schedule your second appointment when the dental lab technician has completed your new bridge. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented into place.
If you need a tooth restored, you should call 281-486-9440 to schedule an appointment at our clinic.