Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant

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Severe dental trauma and untreated cavities can sometimes cause severe damage to a tooth’s root. In some of these cases the dental structure is so badly compromised that a doctor like Dr. James McAllister needs to perform an emergency extraction.

After your gums have healed and any infection concerns have abated he can help you understand your dental restoration options. In many of these cases he might be able to fully restore your extracted tooth with a dental implant and a dental crown.

There are different phases to this treatment plan. The process starts with a minimally invasive oral surgery to insert a titanium dental implant into the existing bone structure. Over time it will gradually integrate with the living bone tissues that surround it. This will gradually replicate the original root of the tooth.

Once this occurs he can start the process of preparing an abutment. This will provide sufficient structure to support a dental crown restoration. The specific material used for the dental crown can vary. If the restored tooth will appear when you smile he will likely use a dental crown made from a special dental grade porcelain. This material mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel.

If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana, region and you have a badly compromised tooth, you should call 317-357-8548 to seek emergency dental treatment at East Indianapolis Dental Associates.