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If your dentist, Dr. Michael Hall, has had to extract your tooth due to severe tooth decay, cracks, or fractures, then you are probably interested in exploring your restoration options.

One of the easiest and most effective solutions for replacing a previously extracted tooth is to have your dentist install a dental bridge. A dental bridge looks and functions like a natural tooth. The product is fused to a pair of dental crowns that are anchored to the two neighboring teeth.

Your dentist will begin treatment by reshaping the anchoring teeth by removing the majority of the enamel from each tooth. Then, he will make a detailed impression of the abutments and will send the impression to a dental lab. This will be used as a guide for the dental lab technicians who make your new bridge. Your dentist will secure a temporary crown over each abutment to protect it while the dental lab works on your final bridge.

Later, Dr. Michael Hall will call you into Central Oregon Dental Center for a brief second appointment once the dental lab has completed your bridge. During this appointment, the temporary crowns are removed and your dentist will cement your new bridge into place.

If you’ve recently had a tooth extracted and you are interested in having it replaced with a dental bridge, you should call Dr. Michael Hall at 541-389-0300 to schedule an appointment.