Some cases of tooth decay and dental trauma are so severe that it compromises the root or the socket structure of the tooth. A tooth cannot be viably treated by endodontic therapy may need to be fully extracted and the gums sutured.
With time and thoughtful aftercare, the affected tissues in the area will heal. At that point you should consider scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Avi Mizrachi. After a comprehensive examination to assess the available oral structure, he will help you understand your dental restoration options.
In many of these cases the patient chooses to have the lost tooth replaced with a dental implant. The process involves him performing a minimally invasive procedure to insert a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure. In time the titanium will gradually integrate with the living bone tissues through a process known as osseointegration.
Once this occurs the dental implant will effectively replicate the original root of the tooth, allowing our dentist to start the process of preparing an abutment strong enough to support a dental crown.
The specific material used for the dental crown may vary. If the replicate tooth will appear when you smile our dentist will likely recommend a special type of dental porcelain which material mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
If you live in the Columbia, Maryland, region and you have a badly compromised tooth, you should call 410-381-0505 to seek emergency dental treatment at Columbia Dental Excellence.