Losing a tooth to a treatment-based extraction, severe tooth decay, or some forms of oral trauma can severely compromise your ability to chew food. If the tooth was also prevalent in your smile, it can alter your appearance, hamper your self-esteem, and alter the clarity of your speech. In time, the loss of structure in the area can also cause the adjacent teeth to alter their alignment.
To effectively treat and prevent these complications, you should schedule a dental restoration consultation at Dr. Kevin M. Altieri’s Fort Worth, Texas, clinic. If you’re not comfortable with the oral surgery needed to install a dental implant, Dr. Kevin M. Altieri might recommend a bridge.
This method of dental restoration requires two separate appointments. The final bridgework will be installed onto abutments formed from the two closest teeth.
The bridge itself needs to be created at a special dental lab. When it’s ready, Dr. Kevin M. Altieri will install it into your mouth with a strong dental-grade adhesive. This will fully restore the tooth’s function and presence in your mouth for many years to come.
If you live in the Fort Worth, Texas, area, and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 817.294.5513 to schedule a dental restoration consult with Dr. Kevin M. Altieri.