Having a tooth knocked out, extracted or lost to severe tooth decay can be a very serious cause for concern. Having a lost tooth can impair your ability to efficiently chew food, make you slur your speech and mar your physical appearance. In time, the loss of structure in the area can also cause alignment issues in the surrounding teeth. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Wong, often recommends restoring the tooth with a dental implant in Roseville, CA.
Dr. Wong will start by examining the area to make sure the surrounding bone structure is sufficient and healthy enough to anchor an implant. Our office uses 3-D Cone beams to achieve accurate results-the best dental technology available!
The abutments of dental implants are actually made of titanium. This metal is known to be biologically safe and it will fuse to the bone structure of your jaw in a process known as Osseointegration.
Dr. Wong will then make a narrow channel in your jawbone and will screw a titanium abutment directly into the bone. This creates a small post known as an abutment.
Dr. Wong will then go about the process of fitting you for a standard crown. With the proper care and cleaning, your new dental implant should last for many years to come.
If you have had a tooth knocked out or extracted, you should call us at 916.784.1700 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant.