Severe cavities and oral trauma can sometimes result in the total loss of a tooth. In some of these cases, the root of the tooth is simply too badly compromised to be viably treated by endodontic therapy. In many of these cases, oral and maxillofacial surgeons like Drs. Richard Shamo and AJ Stosich may advocate extracting whatever remains of the tooth before suturing the local gum tissues.
When you are ready they can help you understand the dental restorations offered at Aspire Surgical. In recent years more and more people have been opting for dental implants to replace a missing tooth.
This type of dental restoration starts with a minimally invasive oral surgery where we carefully install a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone tissues.
In time the titanium will gradually integrate with the bone tissues to create an anchor that replicates the original root of the tooth. When it’s ready we will prepare and abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown restoration.
The dental crown will need to be created in a dental lab. Once it has been cemented to the abutment it will complete the dental restoration process. This will allow you to enjoy the essential function of your previously missing tooth.
If you live in the Murray, Utah, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 801-566-5117 to set up a consultation appointment at Aspire Surgical.