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A treatment based extraction might be necessary to address a badly decayed or severely traumatized tooth. This is last resort option used by dentists like Dr. John Lohner to help alleviate pain and prevent a worsening infection from causing medical complications. Aftercare often calls for the use of prescription medications for pain or antibiotics to address any lingering infection concerns.

Once your periodontal tissues have fully healed Dr. John Lohner might recommend replacing the tooth by performing a dental bridge restoration. This type of dental restoration involves him removing the tooth enamel from the two neighboring teeth. This will live behind a pair of small abutments consisting of the internal dentin layer of each tooth.

A detailed impression will then be prepared for the area as well as the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern. This will be sent to a special dental lab to guide the dental technicians who will produce your dental bridge.

A second appointment will be needed to install the dental bridge. Dr. John Lohner will secure it in place with special dental grade adhesive. This will fully restore the tooth’s physical presence and function in your mouth for many years to come.

If you live in the Cedar Hills, Utah, area and you have a severely distressed tooth, you should call 801-756-2006 to seek treatment at the dental offices of Lexington Heights Dental.