When a tooth is severely compromised by dental trauma or an untreated cavity the pain and other complications can be significant. In some cases, a tooth needs to be extracted to prevent a worsening infection from developing.
After your gums have fully healed, you should consider scheduling a consultation with the dental restoration specialists at Garth Collins, DDS. After assessing the state and health of the underlying bone structure Dr. Garth Collins might recommend a dental implant restoration.
This involves a minimally invasive oral surgery where a titanium dental implant is installed into the existing bone structure. As time goes on the titanium material will gradually fuse with your bone tissues to replicate the tooth’s root.
Once this occurs Dr. Garth Collins can prepare an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.
If the tooth will appear in your smile he might recommend using a dental crown. This special dental grade material can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth.
If you live in the Folsom, California, area and you have a tooth with a severe cavity, you should call 916.985.2550 to schedule a consultation with the dental restoration specialists at Garth Collins, DDS’s clinic.