Tooth loss can come in many forms. While it is often the unfortunate consequence of untreated tooth decay, oral trauma and treatment-related extraction can also leave a void in your mouth.
To restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth and prevent future complications, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS might suggest having a dental implant installed to replace the tooth.
This will involve surgically placing a titanium abutment into the original bone structure of the empty socket. Later, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS can install a dental crown to fully replace the tooth’s presence in your mouth.
This can typically be done in a single outpatient appointment. Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS often advocates being deeply sedated for your own comfort. Afterward, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you at home while you’re recovering.
To insert the abutment-implant, Dr. Michael Sanchez, DDS will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to the bone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe. The implant will eventually fuse with the surrounding bone structure to create a very strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.
A standard crown can be cemented onto the titanium abutment once total fusion has been achieved. With good oral hygiene habits, the restored tooth should serve you for many years to come.
If you live in the Owasso, Oklahoma, area and you need to have a tooth restored, you should call 918-272-0707 to schedule a consultation at Renaissance Dental.