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Cavities are often a product of poor oral hygiene habits. They often form in chips or contours in tooth enamel that brushing or flossing techniques struggle to clean. Should a cavity go untreated for a long period of time, the tooth decay can become so severe that it results in a deep fracture or total loss of the tooth.

There are different methods for replacing the presence and function of a missing tooth. While some people might opt for the oral surgery of a dental implant, you might prefer a dental bridge restoration.

A dental bridge in Martins Ferry, Ohio, is essentially a solid piece of dental work that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth that has been fused to a pair of crowns. Each end of the bridge is cemented onto abutments that are formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.

To form the two abutments, Dr. Robert Doyle will use a drill to remove the enamel layer 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.

Dr. Robert Doyle will then 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 final bridge.

Once the dental lab technicians have completed the bridge, you will need to come in to have it installed. The temporary crowns will be removed before Dr. Robert Doyle cements the final bridgework onto the abutments.

If you have lost a tooth to untreated decay, you should call 866-471-4028 to have it treated and restored at Complete Dental Care.