Tooth Loss Resulting from Severe Tooth Decay Can Often Be Treated by a Dental Implant
posted: Mar 22, 2017.
Severe tooth decay poses a significant threat to the health and function of your teeth. Should it go untreated for too long, the bacteria could cause major fractures or even a dangerous infection in the root. As time goes on, it could result in the total loss of the tooth.
To restore the tooth’s presence and function in your mouth, Dr. Alan Nix might advocate a dental implant.
Titanium is the ideal choice for the root abutment thanks to its unique ability to integrate with living bone tissue. Once total fusion has been achieved, the titanium abutment will be just as strong as the original tooth.
Dr. Alan Nix will then make an impression of the area to start the process of fitting you for a standard dental crown. Most crowns are made from either porcelain, gold, or an alloy of base metals. The exact material he recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth. If it is apparent in your smile, Dr. Alan Nix will likely recommend a porcelain crown.
If you have lost a tooth to severe tooth decay and you live in the Terrell, Texas, area, you should call 972-563-7633 to explore your dental restoration options at Alan L. Nix DDS.