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Severe tooth decay and dental trauma can sometimes affect the root of a tooth so badly that it simply must be extracted to prevent further pain and potential infection. Even if some of the root structure remains there might not be sufficient structural integrity to support a root canal or dental crown restoration.

Once all the traumatized oral tissues have healed, you should consider scheduling an appointment at Sachs Family Dental to explore your dental restoration options.

If you’re not comfortable with the oral surgery associated with a dental implant restoration, our dentist might recommend a dental bridge restoration. This type of dental work consists of an artificial tooth incorporated with a empty crown at each end.

This type of dental restoration starts with Dr. Steven Sachs creating two abutments by removing the tooth enamel from the two teeth closest to the void. Once this is done a detailed impression will be made of the area which will be sent to a dental lab where your dental bridge will be created according to exacting standards.

You will need to return for a second appointment to have the dental bridge cemented onto the abutments with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Orem, Utah, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 801-225-4701 to explore the dental restorations offered at Sachs Family Dental.