Tooth enamel is made up of densely packed microscopic mineral crystals. This is what gives your teeth the hardness needed to bite off and chew hard food foods. As strong as it is, tooth enamel is still not impervious to the potential damage caused by a hard blow to the face.
In some instances, an extreme blow can actually crack a tooth, causing so much damage to the pulp and root that it cannot be repaired, and must be extracted. Once your gums have thoroughly healed Dr. Milad Nourahmadi can then restore the cracked tooth’s presence in your mouth by installing a bridge.
This single piece of dental work essentially replicates the appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused to a pair of crowns on each end that will eventually be anchored on abutments formed from the neighboring teeth.
Dr. Milad Nourahmadi will form the abutments by removing the tooth enamel from the two closest teeth. Then they will create a detailed impression of the abutments and any other corresponding teeth in your bite pattern This will be sent to our dental lab where your new bridge is made.
Dr. Milad Nourahmadi will then secure temporary crowns, over each abutment to protect it while the lab works to produce your permanent bridge.
Once the bridge is completed, Dr. Milad Nourahmadi will call you back in for a second appointment. The temporary crowns will be removed and they will cement your permanent bridge in place.
If you have a cracked tooth, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Milad Nourahmadi’s office in Bolingbrook, Franklin Park, Joliet, Naperville, Plainfield, Riverside, and Wheaton, Illinois at 630-972-4010 for treatment.