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When a hard blow to the face carries enough force to knock a tooth out the damage to your mouth can often be severe. In some of these cases emergency treatment calls for extracting whatever remains of the tooth’s root before suturing your gums.

After all the traumatized soft tissues have healed a dentist can then help you understand your options for replacing the lost tooth. If you are not comfortable with the procedures and time frame associated with a dental implant restoration, they might recommend installing a dental bridge over the void in your mouth.

The dental work will represent the missing tooth with a dental crown on each end. It will eventually be anchored onto abutments created from the healthy core of the two closest teeth.

Once the anchoring teeth have been prepared a detailed impression will be made of the area. It will be sent to a professional dental lab to serve as a guide for the dental technicians who will create your dental bridge with exacting precision.

The dental bridge will then be cemented in place with strong dental grade adhesive to complete the treatment process and restore the basic function of your previously compromised tooth.

If you live in the Bastrop, Texas, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 512-212-9803 to seek emergency treatment at Signature Smiles.