Replace a dying tooth with a dental implant in Acworth, GA
A dying tooth is a problem that can happen to anyone. In some cases, it begins with trauma to a tooth or large areas of decay. Patients may try to address the problem with fillings but dentists may notice the tooth is not acting as it should and may be in need of a procedure such as a root canal. Root canal therapy is often done for teeth that are infected. Dying teeth may become weak, brittle, and result in pain, which is often when they are diagnosed. While root canal therapy is a great way to maintain the natural structure of the tooth, it is not always an option depending on the condition of the tooth.
When root canal therapy is unable to help with a dying tooth, patients must then consider the alternative, extracting the tooth and replacing it with a long-term restoration. For many patients, this may be done with a dental implant.
A dental implant is a titanium post that appears as a small screw. The dentist places it in the jawbone. Time is allowed for the process of osseointegration to occur. During this process, the bone fuses to the implant to hold it firmly in place. This is essential for the stability of the implant.
Dental implants are restored over the top with a dental crown. Dental crowns are fabricated from porcelain and made to match the existing teeth in size, shape, and color. This ensures the restoration is completely natural looking. Patients can then eat and speak as they once did even with a lost permanent tooth. Our practice offers same-day replacement with implants as well as temporary restorations.
Drs. Lan Vo and Sean Breckley encourage patients to visit 32 Dental to learn about ways of repairing the smile after tooth loss. Our practice offers dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants for patients who need to restore their smile for beauty and function, and our team can help individuals determine the best solutions for their specific needs and desires. Contact our team today to book a consultation appointment and examination.