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Brushing your teeth twice each day and remembering to floss at least once is important for preventing gum disease and tooth decay problems. You should also have a dentist like Dr. Rafael A. Perez or Dr. Sarah Fritzsch perform a dental exam and cleaning every six months.

If you struggle with dental phobia and your forgo seeking professional dental care, an untreated cavity could worsen into a severe problem. In time it could potentially lead to the total loss of the tooth.

Patients that have recently lost a tooth to a severe cavity can often have it replaced by having a dental bridge installed. This solid piece of dental work is designed in a dental lab to mimic the appearance of a natural tooth. It also incorporates a dental crown on each end.

It will need to be anchored on abutments formed from the cores of the two nearest teeth. Then an impression is made and sent to the dental lab where the dental work will be prepared from special dental grade materials.

You will need to return to Stone Lake Dental when your dental bridge is ready. During this appointment we will cement it in place with a strong dental adhesive. This will complete the dental restoration process and replicate the essential function of the missing tooth.   

If you live in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 940-692-2851 to have it treated and restored at Stone Lake Dental.