When a tooth is lost to an untreated cavity or a severe dental trauma, the impact on your mouth and lifestyle can sometimes be profound. Even if you learn to adapt to the impaired oral function, changes in your appearance and the possible alterations in the clarity of your speech, the void remaining in your mouth can lead to future orthodontic complications.
In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a consultation with the dental restoration specialists at DM Family Dentistry’s dental offices. After a thorough examination, Dr. Doris Madrigal and her team will help you understand your options for restoring the basic function of your mouth.
One popular and quick option for restoring the missing tooth is to have Dr. Doris Madrigal install a dental bridge. This type of dental work includes a replicate tooth fused to open crowns on each end. It is secured in the void by two abutments created from the healthy cores of the two neighboring teeth.
A dental implant restoration is also a popular option for replacing a missing tooth. This treatment calls for Dr. Doris Madrigal to perform a minimally invasive oral surgery where a titanium implant is inserted directly into the underlying bone structure.
The titanium material will eventually fuse to the existing bone tissues to replicate the root of the original tooth. Then, Dr. Doris Madrigal can create an abutment capable of anchoring an eventual dental crown.
If you live in the Chicago, Illinois, area and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 773.252.5757 to explore the options offered at DM Family Dentistry.