Losing a tooth is always a serious cause for concern. A decreased ability to chew, changes to your speech, and alterations to your smile’s appearance are just some of the early complications. As time goes on, the structural loss of the tooth can gradually alter the alignment of the neighboring teeth.
To prevent this from happening, you can have a dental implant restoration performed at Dr. Nam Cho’s clinic in Glendale, California. This involves a minimally invasive oral surgery where Dr. Nam Cho will insert a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone. You will still feel some sedative effect for a few hours after the implant treatment, so it’s best to arrange a ride home.
In time, the implant will naturally bond with the living bone tissues to replace the root of the tooth. Once this occurs, Dr. Nam Cho can begin the process of creating an abutment and restoring the tooth with a dental crown. The specific material that they uses for the crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and visibility in your smile.
Once the dental restoration is complete, you can expect the dental implant to serve you for many years to come.
If you live in the Glendale, California, area and you have lost a tooth, you should call 818-365-5636 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Pacific Coast Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.