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Sometimes a tooth is too severely traumatized to save. While our dentist, Dr. Brock Barras would prefer to help you keep all of your teeth, in the case of extreme damage, he may suggest an extraction followed by replacement with a dental bridge. A bridge is a good option for patients who are not comfortable with the surgery required for implants, or who are not implant candidates.

A dental bridge is a replacement tooth fused to two crowns that fit over the teeth at each end of the space in your smile. It is made using an impression of your teeth and is cemented into place with a dental adhesive. It will replicate the look and function of your teeth, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence once again. Despite the fact that the crown covers your teeth, the teeth will still be vulnerable to decay at the gumline. For this reason, you need to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist for your routine cleanings and exams to maintain optimum dental health.

If you live in the Lafayette, Louisiana, area and you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth you should call (337) 443-4912 to seek emergency treatment at Barras Family Dentistry.