Your tooth enamel is meant to be durable enough to withstand the effects of time and the wear and tear of biting off, chewing, and grinding even the hardest foods. At the same time there are things your tooth enamel might not be able to withstand. Blows to the face and other unforeseen dental emergencies can sometimes impact with enough force to crack tooth enamel and even cause severe damage to the interior structures of the tooth.
In some extreme situations, the crack might be so extensive that Dr. Ramin Moradi needs to remove the tooth and suture the gums closed. Once your gums are healed he might recommend restoring the tooth with a dental bridge.
A dental bridge is basically an artificial tooth that is fused onto two crowns. The bridge will be mounted onto abutments formed out of the two closest teeth. Once your gums are healed it often requires two separate sessions.
During the first session, Dr. Ramin Moradi examining the two neighboring teeth to make sure they are healthy and strong enough to anchor the bridge. Then he will remove most of the enamel layer from each tooth forming the abutments.
Then he will make an impression of the area, including the abutments and your personal bite pattern in that area. This information will be used as a guide by the dental lab that will custom make your bridge. Dr. Ramin Moradi will then cement a temporary crown atop each abutment to keep it safe while you wait for your permanent crown to be done.
Dr. Ramin Moradi will schedule your second session once the completed bridge comes back from the dental lab. The temporary crowns will be removed and your permanent bridge can be cemented in place.
If you have a severely cracked tooth, or a damaged tooth that is causing your pain, you should not delay in calling Dr. Ramin Moradi at 408-378-2890 to schedule an appointment.