Severe cases of tooth decay and oral trauma can sometimes harm a tooth so badly that a dentist or endodontist simply cannot save it by performing a root canal. In a scenario like this, they might advocate a total extraction to gradually alleviate the pain while also preventing a worsening infection.
After your gums have healed your dentist or endodontist might refer you to a dentist like Dr. Donald Bohne. After examining the void and the available bone structure in the area he might be able to fully restore your missing tooth with a dental implant and a dental crown.
This is a multi-phase treatment that starts with a minor oral surgery to insert a titanium dental implant into the existing bone structure. As time goes on it will gradually integrate with the living bone tissues to replicate the original root of the tooth.
At this point, the specialists at Donald H Bohne DDS PA can start the process of installing an abutment onto the dental implant. This will provide sufficient structure for a dental crown. The specific material used for the dental crown might vary. Most dental crowns that appear in the front of the mouth are made from a special dental grade porcelain, which closely matches natural tooth enamel.
If you live in the Tucker, Georgia, region and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 770-939-6600 to set up a dental implant consultation with Dr. Donald Bohne and his associates.