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If you participate in rigorous athletics or contact sports without wearing a quality mouthguard, your teeth are at risk for many potential dangers. One of the most severe oral traumas you could suffer is having a tooth knocked out. When this happens, the tooth is usually so badly damaged that it is lost and your dentist, Dr. Albert Mendez, must extract the remnants.

One of the best ways to restore the tooth is to have your dentist install a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Pittsburg, Kansas, is essentially a single piece of dental work that represents three teeth. There are crowns on each end that are anchored by abutments that are formed from the neighboring teeth.

To create the two abutments, your dentist will remove the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Your dentist will then cast a detailed impression of the abutments and your personal bite pattern. This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge will be made.

Temporary crowns will then be cemented over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab technician works to produce the new bridge.

We will call you in for a brief second appointment when you bridge is ready. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented in place over the two abutments.

Should a blow to your face knock a tooth out, you should not delay in calling Mendez Family Dental at 620-231-6070 to seek immediate treatment.