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Without timely treatment, a large cavity can spread throughout and within a tooth. If the salient tooth decay causes an infection deep within the root or socket, the problem might be so severe that your dentist, Dr. Mark L. Pitel, might need to fully extract the tooth.

Once your gums have healed, he can help you replace the tooth with a dental bridge. Your dentists will start by forming abutments out of the two closest teeth. This will be done by using a drill to remove the tooth enamel. Your dentist will then form an impression of the area. This will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab where your new bridge will be made.

Your dentist will then secure a temporary crown made of hard plastic over each abutment to protect it while the lab technician prepares your new bridge.

We will call you to schedule a brief second appointment when your bridge comes back from the dental lab. The temporary crowns will be removed and your new bridge will be cemented into place.

If you have a badly decayed or missing tooth and you’re interested in a dental bridge in Poughkeepsie, New York, you should not delay in calling 845-454-0790 to seek timely treatment and restoration.