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Severe athletic injuries and traffic accidents can sometimes affect the mouth causing severe dental trauma. In some of these cases sufficient force is applied to a tooth to completely knock it out of its socket.

If the tooth severely fractured at the gumline, or it was too compromised to be installed back into the periodontal tissues, it might need to be extracted. This might also be related to surrounding soft tissue trauma that takes priority in the emergency treatment process. After your gums have fully healed and you are ready, Drs. Nicastro and Felpo might recommend replacing the lost tooth with a dental bridge.

This dental restoration treatment involves creating a piece of dental work will include a replica of the original tooth that is fused on each end to open dental crowns. It will eventually be mounted onto abutments formed from the healthy dentin inside the two teeth neighboring the void left by the missing tooth.

Once t has been prepared in a professional dental lab, the dental bridge will be cemented onto the anchoring abutments with a strong dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration process, thus allowing you to enjoy the proper function of your mouth.

If you are in the Port Jefferson Station, New York, area and you have lost a tooth to severe dental trauma or some other means, you should call 631-928-2020 to seek professional treatment at N.J. Nicastro Dental PC’s dental offices.