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When a tooth has a severely infected or damaged root, it can sometimes be treated and restored by having Dr. Jing Yang perform a root canal at her Lebanon, Pennsylvania, clinic. With the root structure replaced, she can then replicate the tooth enamel layer with a dental crown.

For a tooth in more dire straits where the socket has been damaged, a severe infection has formed in the gums, or the root has been compromised, Dr. Jing Yang might recommend a total extraction. Once your gums have healed and any potential infection has passed, she can help you understand your options for restoring the tooth’s presence.

The first option is to have a dental bridge installed. This is a replica tooth fused to open crowns on each end. This routinely takes two separate appointments. The first preps the two neighboring teeth as abutment anchors for the bridge. Then, the final piece of dental work is prepared at Dr. Jing Yang’s off-site dental lab.

When it’s ready, Dr. Jing Yang will call you back in to cement the bridge onto the abutments with a strong dental adhesive.

Dental implants are also a popular restoration solution. This comes in the form of a titanium abutment that is inserted directly into the socket that was left behind by the missing tooth. The titanium will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to create a solid anchor point for an eventual crown.

If you have a badly damaged or decayed tooth and you live in the Lebanon, Pennsylvania, area, you should call 717-274-5613 to have it treated and restored at Brighter Smiles Family Dental.