When a tooth is lost to severe dental trauma or an untreated cavity it can significantly compromise your mouth. Even if you adjust to the decreased oral function, changes in your appearance, and clarity of speech you could still be at risk of other complications. In time the compromised structure in the area can cause the adjacent teeth to drift out of their correct alignment.
In the past a dental bridge was often used to fill the void. Yet some people who choose this restoration method complained that the dental work doesn’t feel as strong as the original tooth.
In recent years, dental implants have become the preferred method for restoring missing teeth. This calls for a minimally invasive oral surgery where Drs. Michael Taylor, Danielle D. Gordon, & Christopher A. Gordon will insert a titanium dental implant into the bone structure beneath the void.
A natural process which is known as osseointegration will bond the titanium material with the living bone tissues. This will provide an anchor that rivals the strength of the tooth’s original root. Once this is done Drs. Michael Taylor, Danielle D. Gordon, & Christopher A. Gordon can start the process of creating and abutment and fitting the dental implant with a dental crown.
If you live in the Boone, North Carolina, area and you need a tooth restored, you should call 828-264-3333 to set up a consultation appointment at Blue Ridge Dentistry.