When one or more teeth are lost, the decrease in basic oral function might only be one of the potential side effects. If the tooth was in the front of your mouth the resulting void could alter the clarity of your speech or cause you to feel self-conscious about your smile’s appearance.
Even if you learn to live with these problems, the structural void could lead to latent orthodontic complications. This could cause the teeth in the area to gradually alter their alignment, leading to increased risk of dental fractures or dental attrition problems.
In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling an appointment with the dental restoration specialists at Premier Dental Care. This treatment plan starts with Dr. Marla Wilson and her team performing an outpatient invasive oral surgery to insert a titanium dental implant into the existing bone structure. As time goes on the titanium material will gradually integrate with the living bone tissues to replicate the original root of the tooth.
Once the natural process of osseointegration has fully bonded the implant in place, Dr. Marla Wilson will prepare an abutment with sufficient strength to anchor a dental crown. If the tooth was located in the front of your mouth, she might use a porcelain dental crown. This special dental material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth.
If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area and you are suffering from a severely decayed or distressed tooth, you should call 317-787-6625 to seek treatment at Premier Dental Care.