An incidental blow to the mouth during sports or from an accident in the home can sometimes impact a tooth with significant force. In some of these cases the patient suffers such severe dental trauma that then only effective course of treatment is to fully extract the root from the socket and suture the gums. Once all the affected oral tissues in the area have healed our dentist can help you understand your dental restoration options. In many of these cases a dental bridge in Waco, Texas may be the preferred option for fully replacing a knocked out tooth. In other cases you might choose between an implant and a bridge.
A dental bridge is type of dental restoration that starts with Dr. Latino examining the two teeth closest to the void to make sure they are healthy. He will then carefully remove the enamel layer from each tooth, which leaves behind a pair of dentin abutments that will eventually support your dental bridge.
When it is ready you will need to visit Chad Latino DDS to have Dr. Latino cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive. With consistent dental care, oral hygiene habits, and attendance of your dental checkups your new dental bridge should restore the natural function of the missing tooth for many years to come.
Dr. Latino is your Dentist in Waco, Texas for all your dental needs. If you live in the Waco, Texas, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 254-615-3084 to explore the dental restorations offered at Chad Latino DDS.