A tooth lost to dental trauma or severe tooth decay can cause several different complications to your oral health and function. While you might be able to become accustomed to the decreased ability to chew and any alterations in your appearance, you could still be at a long-term threat of orthodontic issues.
The decreased dental structure in that area might cause the neighboring teeth to gradually change their orientation over time. As their alignment continues to shift, it could cause excess wear and tear on the tooth enamel, or even lead to chips on the related teeth in your dentition.
Early on, the team at Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants can prevent complications and restore the full function of your smile by placing a dental implant in Ocoee, Florida. During this procedure, a titanium dental implant post is inserted into the underlying bone structure by our periodontist. A natural process known as osseointegration will gradually fuse the titanium with the surrounding bone. In time, this will replicate the strength and structure of the tooth’s original root.
When the area has had sufficient time to heal, your regular dentist can start the process of fitting you for a dental crown. After it has been attached to the abutment, your mouth’s function and appearance will be fully restored.
If you live in the Ocoee, Florida, area and you have lost a tooth, call 407-378-0877 to set up a consultation.