Losing a tooth can certainly limit your ability to chew your food. Depending on the tooth’s location, it might also alter the appearance of your smile, and cause problems when you speak.
As time goes on the space left in your mouth can also start to affect the alignment of your teeth. This can leave you at increased risk of suffering chips, dental fractures, and dental attrition problems on multiple teeth.
One of the most effective methods for preventing tooth loss complications is to have Dr. Bo Macdonald install a dental bridge.
This type of dental restoration starts with Dr. Bo Macdonald forming two abutments out of the two closest teeth. To do this she uses a drill to remove the tooth enamel layer from each tooth. Then she will cast an impression of the area.
The impression will be sent to a dental lab where dental technicians will craft your dental bridge from durable materials that rival natural tooth enamel. Dr. Bo Macdonald will then secure a temporary crown over each of the abutments. This will keep them while the lab technicians work to create your bridgework.
When it’s ready a member of Dr. Bo Macdonald’s staff will call you back in to cement the dental bridge into place with a strong dental adhesive.
If you live in Los Angeles, California, and you have a tooth suffering from an untreated cavity, you should call 310-479-4459 to have it examined and treated at Bo Macdonald DDS.