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When a tooth is lost to an untreated cavity or a severe dental fracture it can cause several changes in your mouth while also putting you at increased risk of other dental complications. Beyond obvious changes in your appearance, clarity of speech, and overall oral function, a missing tooth can also gradually alter the alignment of the surrounding teeth.

The structural void can cause the existing teeth in the area to gradually turn and migrate. The resulting orthodontic complications can place multiple teeth at risk for future problems with dental attrition and dental fractures.

If it’s addressed early Dr. Nicholas Kondon can restore the missing tooth with a dental implant. This involves an outpatient oral surgery where he inserts a small titanium dental implant directly into the underlying bone. This will require full sedation, so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home.

Titanium is the ideal metal for a dental implant thanks to a natural process known as osseointegration. As time goes by the living bone tissues in the area will gradually bond with the dental implant. This will fully replicate the root of the original tooth.

Once this has been achieved, Dr. Nicholas Kondon can start the process of fitting you for a dental implant to fully restore the function and structure of the missing tooth.

If you live in the Concord, Massachusetts, area and you are missing a tooth, you should call 978.369.9090 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD.