Dental trauma can be painful and could make a significant impact on the health and function of your mouth. You are even more likely to suffer a damaged tooth if you play in vigorous athletics without necessary mouthguard protection.
Some dental traumas result in chips or minor dental fractures. More severe dental damage can also affect the internal structures of the tooth. In many of these cases, treatment requires a root canal to treat the lingering pain and to restore the tooth’s full function in your mouth. In rare cases when a tooth has been severely damaged, Dr. Nicholas Kondon might advocate extracting the tooth and suturing the gums to allow the area to fully heal.
Once your mouth has fully recovered from the dental trauma, our dentist might recommend restoring the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental bridge. This is a replicate tooth that is joined to a crown on each end. It is anchored in your mouth by a pair of abutments.
Dr. Nicholas Kondon will start by removing the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Then he will create a detailed impression of the abutments and any other corresponding teeth in your bite pattern This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge will be made.
Our dentist will then secure hard, plastic, temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them while the lab technician works to produce your new bridge.
When it’s ready, Dr. Nicholas Kondon will call you back in for a second appointment to install your bridge onto the abutments with a potent dental adhesive.
If you live in Concord, Massachusetts, and you’re suffering from a damaged tooth, you should call 978.369.9090 to seek treatment from Dr. Nicholas Kondon.