A Dental Implant Can Replace a Tooth Lost to an Untreated Cavity

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Without professional treatment, a cavity will inevitably start to spread bacterial decay throughout the tooth. As time goes by, this could compromise so much of the tooth that a significant portion fractures away. If tooth decay has penetrated deep into the root, it could also lead to total tooth loss or a treatment-based extraction.

Fortunately, Dr. Michael Shnayder and the dental restoration specialists at his Omaha, Nebraska, clinic can restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth with a dental implant.

The first step in the restoration process calls for installing a titanium abutment into the underlying bone structure. This can often be installed in a single outpatient appointment. Dr. Michael Shnayder often advocates being deeply sedated for your own comfort. Later, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you at home while you’re recovering.

To insert the implant, Dr. Michael Shnayder will make a small incision 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. The implant will eventually fuse with the surrounding bone structure to create a very strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.

A standard dental crown can be cemented onto the titanium abutment once total fusion has been achieved. With good oral hygiene habits, the restored tooth should serve you for many years to come.

If you live in the Omaha, Nebraska, area and you need to have a tooth restored, you should call 402-317-5657 to schedule a consultation at Village Pointe Oral Surgery.