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Tooth decay that goes without timely treatment can quickly spread to compromise a significant amount of a tooth. This could even result in a serious infection in the tooth’s root or deep within the gums. This often ends in the total loss of the tooth or it requires Dr. Behzad Abadi to extract it to prevent further complications.

When you’re ready, we can then help you replace the presence and function of the lost tooth by installing a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Encino, California, is essentially a replacement tooth fused to crowns that are mounted on the two closest neighboring teeth. Once it is cemented in place, it will completely restore the function and appearance of all three teeth.

The process of installing a bridge starts by your dentist forming a pair of abutments on the two closest teeth. This is done by removing most of the enamel layer of the teeth, leaving only the healthy interior structures behind.

Your dentist will make an impression of the abutments and any other relevant teeth. This will be sent to a dental lab as a guide while the technicians create your new bridge. Your dentist will then secure temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them while the lab technicians work.

A member of our staff will call you to schedule a second appointment once your new bridge is completed. The temporary crowns will be removed during this appointment and your new bridge will be cemented firmly into place.

If you are missing or tooth or if you have one that is suffering from severe decay, you should call My Encino Dental at 818-514-8732 to seek timely treatment.