As hard as your tooth enamel is, there are still a few rare occasions when a hard fall, blow to the face or other oral accident can severely damage a tooth. In some cases, Dr. William G. Kaylakie might be able to repair the tooth with a root canal and dental crown. If the damage is too extreme, he might recommend extracting the tooth to remedy the pain and prevent an infection from forming in the damaged tissues.
When your gums have healed, your dentist might recommend replacing the tooth with a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Austin, Texas, is single piece of dental work that replicates the full function and appearance of the broken tooth. The replacement tooth is fused to a pair of crowns that are anchored on abutments that are formed out of the two neighboring teeth.
Dr. William G. Kaylakie will then use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth to form a pair of post-like abutments. This creates a small protective sheath that houses the healthy pulp, root and nerve of each tooth. With our onsite lab, we are able to have your bridge and crown restorations created with quality and care.
If you have a damaged tooth, you should not delay in calling 512-794-2822 to seek treatment at William G. Kaylakie DMD.