Losing a tooth to an untreated cavity, or a required extraction can be a traumatic experience. If the tooth was in the front of your mouth it could alter your appearance as well as the clarity of your speech. Even if you try to live with decreased oral function, the void in your mouth could eventually cause orthodontic complications with the neighboring teeth.
Fortunately, the dental restoration specialists at Family Dentistry and Orthodontics have multiple options for replacing the missing tooth.
One of the most effective methods that Dr. Ami Desai might recommend is to replace the tooth with a dental implant. This calls for a minimally invasive oral surgery where Dr. Ami Desai will insert a titanium dental implant into the bone structure beneath the void.
The natural process of osseointegration will gradually bond the titanium material with the living bone tissues. This will provide an anchor that rivals the strength of the tooth’s original root. Once this is done, Dr. Ami Desai can start the process of creating and abutment and fitting the dental implant with a dental crown.
The specific material used for the dental crown will be based on the restored tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its general visibility in your smile.
If you live in the Suwanee, Georgia, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 770-232-2783 to set up a consultation appointment at Family Dentistry and Orthodontics.