Having a tooth knocked out, extracted or lost can affect your mouth in multiple ways. At first, this can impair your ability to chew food and perhaps give you an unappealing smile. In time, the structural loss of the tooth can cause the surrounding teeth to twist and migrate toward the void. This greatly increases your chances of suffering chips and fractures on the corresponding teeth in your bite.
Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Jason Brown, can help replace the tooth with a dental implant.
The titanium implant abutment can be installed into your mouth in a single outpatient appointment where you will be deeply sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment.
Once you are fully sedated, a small incision will be made in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your bones to create a very strong anchor.
After your gums have healed and the titanium abutment has fully integrated into your jawbone, your dentist can start the process of installing a standard dental crown.
If you are missing a tooth, you should call North Pointe Dental Care at 630-245-0200 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant in Naperville, Illinois.