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When tooth decay upsets a tooth, it will slowly spread. You can nip the problem in the bud by contacting Platinum Dental Group, but if you choose not to, it’s a possibility that the tooth enamel structure will become so decayed that the tooth will fracture.

Dr. Sapan Parikh might recommend endodontic therapy. In extreme cases, he might need to extract the tooth. Then, after your gums heal, Dr. Sapan Parikh may trade the tooth for a standard dental bridge. This is fundamentally two crowns fused together with an artificial tooth in the middle called a pontic.

Dr. Sapan Parikh will start by probing the two neighboring teeth to make sure they are completely healthy. Then he will remove some of the tooth enamel from each tooth to create the support necessary to anchor your bridge.

A comprehensive impression will be fashioned of the area, which will be sent to a dental lab. Temporary crowns will then be placed over each abutment to protect them while your bridge is made.

During your second appointment, Dr. Sapan Parikh will fit you with your newly made permanent bridge, which be secured onto the two supports with a powerful dental adhesive.

If you live in the Somerset, New Jersey, area and you have a tooth suffering from untreated tooth decay, simply call 732-828-0606 to schedule treatment at Platinum Dental Group.