Athletic injuries, car accidents and household falls can sometimes impart enough force to the mouth to sever the periodontal ligaments holding a tooth in its socket. Even if the tooth isn’t knocked out whole the dental trauma can sometimes be so severe that emergency treatment calls for a total extraction.
Once your gums have healed you should consider scheduling an appointment with a doctor like Dr. Spyridon Condos can help you understand your dental restoration options. Many of these cases call for replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge or performing a dental implant restoration.
The process of replacing the tooth with a dental implant starts with Dr. Spyridon Condos performing a simple procedure to install a titanium dental implant. After making a small incision in the local gum tissues he will insert a small titanium dental implant into the healthy bone structure.
Over time the titanium material will develop a very strong bond with the bone tissues to essentially replicate the natural strength of the tooth’s root.
At that point, Dr. Spyridon Condos can prepare an abutment with the strength to support a dental crown restoration. After it has been cemented in place you will be able to enjoy the same strength and function of the original tooth.
If you are in the New York, New York, area and you need to have lost a tooth, you should call 212.799.6900 to schedule an appointment at Condos, Spyridon J DDS.