There are several things that could result in the loss of a tooth. This is often related to severe and untreated tooth decay. However, a hard blow to the face could also severely damage a tooth or knock it out of place. This might lead to your Snowy River Dental dentist extracting the tooth to treat the pain and prevent infection.
Once your gums have completely healed, we can help you understand the best method for replacing the missing tooth. In many cases, we will often recommend using a dental implant. A dental implant in Bellevue, Idaho, is basically a titanium abutment that is inserted into the bone. Then, it is covered by a porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal crown.
To install the titanium abutment, we will make an incision in your gums. Then, we will drill a small hole directly into the bone. The titanium abutment will be screwed into place and a hard, plastic, temporary crown will be cemented over the top to protect it.
In time, the titanium implant will integrate with the surrounding bone tissues in a process known as osseointegration. This will create a firm anchor point for your eventual dental crown. Once this has been achieved, Dr. Danton Bradshaw can go about the process of fitting you for a standard crown.
If you have a lost a tooth, you should not delay in calling Snowy River Dental at 208-788-2006 to explore your treatment and restoration options.