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When a severe fracture or untreated cavity threatens the health of a tooth, Doctors Jorge de la Osa can often treat it with a root canal. In some rare cases, where the tooth has been severely compromised, or an abscess has formed in the gums, the dentist might perform an extraction.

Our doctors might also give you a prescription for antibiotics or a pain management medication. Once everything has healed and any infection concerns have passed, our doctors can restore the tooth with a dental bridge.

A bridge is a single piece of dental work that mimics the appearance and function of a natural tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns. Each end of the dental bridge will be cemented onto abutments formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.

To create the abutments, our doctors will use a drill to remove the enamel of each tooth. This creates a small protective sheath of dentin that covers the healthy pulp and nerve of each tooth. Temporary crowns are then secured over each abutment to protect them.

Our doctors will then prepare a detailed impression of the abutments and the other related teeth in your bite. This will be sent to a lab where your bridge will be created .

When it’s completed, you will need to come in to have the bridge permanently placed with a strong dental cement.

If you are suffering from a severely compromised tooth and you are in the Commerce, California, area, you should call 323.266.2120 to have it treated at Sunshine Dental Group.