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When a severe oral trauma carries enough force to knock a tooth out, the trauma of the dental avulsion often results in complete tooth loss. To treat the pain and prevent a potentially dangerous infection in the socket, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann might recommend extracting the remaining root and suturing the gums.

When you’re ready to restore the tooth, he can help you understand your replacement options. Many people who have suffered and recovered from a dental avulsion are sometimes trepidatious about dental implant surgery. Should you feel this way, he might recommend a dental bridge restoration.

This solid piece of dental work is a replacement tooth that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth that has been fused to a pair of dental crowns. Each end of the bridge is cemented onto abutments that are formed out of the core of the two neighboring teeth.

To form the two abutments, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann will use a drill to remove the tooth enamel from each tooth. This creates a small, protective house for the otherwise healthy pulp and root of each tooth.

Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann will then cast a detailed impression of the abutments and the other teeth related in your bite. This will be sent to a dental lab to help guide the technicians as they produce your new bridge

When your bridge is ready, Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann will call you back to his clinic to cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you have suffered a dental avulsion, you should call Ronald C. Fuhrmann, DDS, A division of Atlantic Dental Care at 757-716-7943 to have it treated and restored with a dental bridge in Virginia Beach, Virginia.