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Tooth decay that is left unchecked will inevitably spread beyond the enamel layer and compromise the sensitive interior of the tooth. When this happens, the decay can become so extreme that it results in tooth loss or tooth extraction.

Losing a tooth does more than impair your ability to chew food efficiently. Every tooth in your mouth provides structure that the neighboring teeth relate to. If the tooth is not restored, it will eventually cause the neighboring teeth to turn or move, compensating for the void and leading to other complications.

In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Federico Lago, can completely replace the tooth by installing a dental bridge. A bridge mimics the appearance of a natural tooth. It is fused to two crowns that are anchored to abutments that are formed on the neighboring teeth. Our Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC team will form the abutments by removing the majority of the enamel from each of the neighboring teeth.

Your dentist will then form a detailed impression of the abutments. This impression will be sent to the dental lab and will be used as a guide so the technicians can create your new bridge. Then, he will secure hard, plastic, temporary crowns over each abutment to protect them while the dental lab works on your final bridge.

Dr. Federico Lago will call you into Zicherman, Lago, and Associates, PC for a brief second appointment once the dental lab has completed your bridge. The temporary crowns will then be removed and your dentist will cement your new bridge into place.

If you have lost a tooth and you would like to replace it, you should call Dr. Federico Lago at 978.535.2500 to have it restored by a dental bridge in Peabody, Massachusetts.