A Dental Bridge Might Be Needed to Restore a Tooth that Cannot Be Treated with a Root Canal

June 11, 2021

Dr. Sheldon Sullivan can often perform a root canal to treat a tooth that suffers from a severe cavity or significant dental trauma. Unfortunately, there are some cases where the damage to the tooth or the underlying socket is too severe for endodontic therapy.

In a situation like this, Dr. Sheldon Sullivan might might advocate a total extraction to relieve the pain and prevent a dangerous infection from developing in your gums. When you’re ready he can help you understand your dental restoration options.

If you are uncomfortable with the timetable and oral surgery required to restore the tooth with a dental implant Dr. Sheldon Sullivan might recommend a simple dental bridge.

This is an artificial tooth that mimics the appearance of the original. It is fused into one single piece of dental work with a hollow crown at each end. It will eventually be anchored onto abutments formed out of the healthy core of the two closest teeth.

Once the area has been prepared, Dr. Sheldon Sullivan will take a detailed impression. This will be sent to our dental lab to guide technicians in creating your dental bridge.

When it’s ready you will need to return to Dr. Sheldon Sullivan’s clinic. Then he will cement it onto the abutments with a strong dental adhesive.

If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, area and you have a tooth suffering from severe tooth decay, you should call 602-492-9003 to seek treatment at Artistry in Dentistry.