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A consistent daily oral hygiene routine is important for preventing problems with gum disease and tooth decay You should also have a dentist perform a dental exam and cleaning twice each year to catch and treat any developing oral health problems.

If for some reason you forgo seeking professional dental care, something like an untreated cavity could worsen into a severe problem. As time goes on a severe case of tooth decay could potentially lead to the total loss of the tooth.

If you have recently lost a tooth to a severe cavity a dentist like Dr. Kevin Caldwell might be able to replace it by installing a dental bridge. The solid piece of dental work will be designed in a dental lab to mimic the appearance and function of the original tooth. It also incorporates a dental crown on each end.

The dental bridge will need to be anchored onto abutments created from the healthy cores of the two teeth closest to the void. Once this is done an impression will be made of the area which will be sent to the dental lab where your dental bridge will be created from special dental grade materials.

You will need to return to Dr. Kevin Caldwell’s dentist office when it is ready. Then he will cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive to complete the dental restoration process.

If you live in the Webb City, Missouri, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 417.673.1988 to have it treated and restored at Kevin L. Caldwell, DDS, PC.