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Without timely treatment, a cavity can quickly spread throughout the tooth enamel and into the sensitive interior of a tooth. When this happens, the damage can be severe and your dentist, Dr. Angela Catalano, may need to perform a root canal to treat the tooth. In a severe case, the decay could be so bad that the tooth cannot be saved and must be completely extracted to prevent a dangerous infection from forming in the gums.

Once your gums have healed, Dr. Angela Catalano can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth. One of the most effective methods is to have a dental bridge installed over the void. A dental bridge in Las Vegas, Nevada, is basically an artificial tooth that mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused into one single piece of dental work that has a hollow crown at each end. It will eventually be anchored onto abutments that are formed out of the healthy core of the two closest teeth.

Dr. Angela Catalano will form the two abutments by removing the tooth enamel from each tooth. The abutment will contain the dentin layer surrounding the healthy pulp and root of the tooth.

Dr. Angela Catalano will then cast a detailed impression of the two abutments and the corresponding teeth. This will be sent to a state-of-the-art dental lab where your new bridge will be custom made. Then a temporary crown will be secured over each abutment to protect it while the dental lab technician does their work.

Once the dental lab tech has completed your bridge, Dr. Angela Catalano will call you to schedule a brief second appointment. The temporary crowns will be removed and the new bridge will be cemented into place with a strong dental adhesive.

If you have a severely decayed tooth, you should not delay in calling (702) 508-0191 to have it treated at Innovative Dentistry.