While it’s certainly unfortunate, there are some rare times when a severe dental trauma or an untreated cavity results in total tooth loss. In a situation like this Dr. Mo Banki might recommend extracting the remaining root of the tooth to prevent a dangerous infection from developing in your periodontal tissues.
When you’re ready Dr. Mo Banki can help you understand your options for restoring the tooth. This often calls for installing a titanium dental implant into the empty socket.
Dr. Mo Banki can often start the restoration process in a single outpatient appointment. This involves a minor oral surgery requiring full sedation. Afterward, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home.
During the treatment, Dr. Mo Banki will make a small incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be drilled into the underlying bone structure. The titanium dental implant will then be screwed into the channel and your gums are sutured.
Titanium is known for being biologically compatible. The natural process of osseointegration will gradually bond the dental implant with the surrounding bone tissues. This will eventually replicate the original root of the tooth.
Once this happens, Dr. Mo Banki can start the process of fitting you for a dental crown. This will fully restore the missing tooth for many years to come.
If you live in the Warwick, Rhode Island, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 401-739-5500 to schedule a dental restoration consultation at MSL Surgery.