If you’ve had a tooth knocked-out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay, it can do more than simply alter your appearance, speech, and your ability to chew the foods you eat. As time goes by, the structural void left by the missing tooth can also start to affect the surrounding teeth.
You see, each tooth in your mouth depends on the presence and underlying structure of its neighbors. When one is lost, it can gradually cause the adjacent teeth to turn and drift toward the void. This unnatural change in your dentition can cause enamel attrition, and dental fracture problems on multiple teeth.
One of the most effective ways to prevent this from happening is to have Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS install a dental implant fitted with a crown at his Phoenix, Arizona clinic.
This involves a simple oral surgery where Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS inserts a small titanium post, known as an abutment, into the bone structure of the original socket. One of the helpful properties of titanium, known as osseointegration, allows the abutment to gradually fuse with the surrounding bone tissues. In time, this will fully restore the structural strength of the original tooth’s root.
Once this occurs, Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS can go about the standard practice of fitting you for a crown.
If you have lost a tooth and you live in the Phoenix, Arizona area, you should call 480-359-1473 to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Jared Mayer, DMD and Kurt Bazilus, DDS.