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Your tooth enamel is harder than your bones. Unfortunately, there are still times when a severe blow to the face can have enough force to crack a tooth. If the damage is extreme, Dr. Richard Golden might not be able to save the tooth. In order to relieve the pain and prevent future complications, he might need to extract the tooth.

In time, your gums will heal and Dr. Richard Golden can then replace the tooth with a dental bridge.

A dental bridge replicates the appearance of a natural tooth. It is made of two dental crowns on each end and one false tooth in the middle.

Our dentist will form the anchoring abutments by removing the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Then, he will create a detailed impression of the abutments and any other corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This impression will be sent to the dental lab where your new bridge will be made.

Your dentist will then secure temporary crowns over each abutment to protect it while the lab technician works to produce your permanent bridge.

Dr. Richard Golden will call you back into Dr. Golden Laser Dental for a second appointment when the permanent bridge is ready. During this appointment, the temporary crowns will be removed and your permanent bridge will be cemented into place.

If you have a cracked tooth, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Golden Laser Dental in Detroit, Michigan, at 313-371-9880 to seek treatment and restoration.