Losing a tooth in your smile can affect you in a myriad of ways. Beyond leaving you self-conscious about your appearance, it can also impair your ability to bite food and talk. If the structural loss of the tooth is not addressed in some way, it can lead to alignment issues and chips on the surrounding teeth.
One of the best ways to prevent these complications and replace the tooth is to have your dentist, Dr. Nicholas Kondon, install a dental implant. A dental implant in Concord, Massachusetts, is basically a titanium abutment that is implanted into the empty socket. Then, Dr. Nicholas Kondon can fit it with a porcelain dental crown that is shaded to match perfectly with the surrounding teeth.
Dr. Nicholas Kondon will start by assessing your jaw structure to make sure you have enough bone material to secure a dental implant. If the extraction process also removed some bone tissues in the socket, he might recommend installing a bone graft into the area.
Your dentist will then make a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will be made into the bone. A titanium implant will then be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.
Titanium is known for being biologically safe and will completely fuse with your natural bone. This will create a very strong anchor for the eventual porcelain dental crown.
Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Nicholas Kondon will take an impression. This will be sent to a dental lab where a new crown will be made out of a special porcelain material. It can be created to look just like the natural teeth in your smile.
If you have lost a tooth in your smile and you’re interested in replacing it with a dental implant, you should call 978.369.9090 to schedule an appointment at Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD.