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When a tooth is lost to a severe cavity, oral trauma, or required a treatment based extraction, the void left in your mouth can cause a host of various complications. Beyond the simple decrease in your oral function, you might also experience changes in your smile’s appearance and the clarity of your speech.

As time goes on the structural changes in that part of your mouth can gradually start to influence the surrounding teeth. This could cause them to turn at an unnatural angle or drift out of their correct position.

If you have not yet experienced orthodontic complications, Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens might be able to replace the extracted tooth by installing a dental bridge.

This method of dental restoration requires two separate appointments. The final bridgework will need to be installed onto abutments formed from the two closest teeth.

The dental bridge itself needs to be created at a special dental lab. When it’s ready, Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens will install it into your mouth with a strong dental adhesive. This will fully restore the tooth’s function and presence in your mouth for many years ahead.

If you live in the Durango, Colorado, area, and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 970.259.1646 to schedule a dental restoration consult at Durango Dentistry.