Untreated tooth decay and dental trauma are two of the more common causes of tooth loss. While a patient with a missing tooth with certainly notice a decrease in efficient oral function, the void left behind can also lead to short-term and long-term complications.
To restore the essential function of your mouth, while also preventing structural complications in the area, you should consider scheduling a consultation with a periodontists like Dr. David Darany. After an initial assessment they will help you understand your dental restoration options. Many patients missing a single tooth choose a dental implant.
The treatment process starts with a minimally invasive procedure where Dr. Darany carefully installs a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone tissues.
Over time the titanium material will gradually bond with the surrounding bone tissues to create a strong anchor. At this point, an abutment will be prepared to support a dental crown.
It will need to be created in a dental lab. When it’s ready the dental crown will be cemented onto the abutment to complete the dental restoration process and restore the essential function of your missing tooth.
If you live in the Dearborn, Michigan, area and you have recently lost a tooth you should call to explore the dental restoration options available through Periodontic & Implantology Associates.