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Most of the time, when a tooth is knocked out of the socket, the force and trauma associated with the injury severely damages the tooth to the degree that it can’t be saved. When this happens, your dentist, Dr. Sheldon Kupferman, usually needs to extract the remnants of the tooth and suture the gums.

The tooth can later be replaced by a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Riverdale, New York, is essentially a single piece of dental work that replicates the function and appearance of the knocked-out tooth. It is made of two dental crowns and one false tooth. The false tooth lies between the two dental crowns that are anchored on abutments formed out of the two closest teeth.

Dr. Sheldon Kupferman will form the abutments by using a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth. This creates a small, protective sheath that houses the healthy pulp, root, and nerve of each tooth. Temporary crowns will then be secured over each abutment to protect them.

Then, he will create a detailed impression of the abutments and the other teeth related in your bite. This will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge.

Dr. Sheldon Kupferman will call you to schedule a follow-up appointment once the dental lab technicians have completed the bridge. Then, he will remove both of the temporary crowns and securely cement the bridge onto the corresponding abutments.   

If you’ve just had a tooth knocked out, you should not delay in contacting Riverdale Dental Arts at 718-548-1148 to seek immediate treatment.