When a tooth in the front of your mouth is knocked out or lost to a severely untreated cavity it can pose several different problems. The void left behind can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance while also impairing the clarity of your speech.
As time goes on the structural void can also cause deviations to gradually develop in your dentition. The teeth adjacent to the void can start to turn and drift out of their correct alignment. As this starts to happen it can leave the corresponding teeth at increased risk of suffering dental fractures and dental attrition complications.
One of the most effective ways to prevent these problems and restore your smile’s overall appearance is to have your doctor install a dental implant into the area.
The treatment starts with your oral surgeon inserting a titanium dental implant into existing bone structure of the void. Titanium is ideal for this as it will eventually fuse with the living bone tissues in the area. This will fully replicate the strength of the tooth’s original root.
Our professional team of doctors can install the titanium implant in a single outpatient appointment. You will need to be deeply sedated to maintain your comfort throughout the treatment. You should arrange for someone to drive you home while the sedative effect dissipates.
If you live in the Glendale, California, area and you have recently lost a tooth in your smile, you should call 818-365-5636 to explore the dental restorations available at Pacific Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.