If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, or extracted as a result of severe tooth decay, you are likely interested in exploring your restoration options. One of the most effective ways Dr. Amit B. Patel advocates is to have the tooth completely restored with a dental implant.
The process starts with Dr. Amit B. Patel examining the area to make sure the surrounding bone structure is sufficient and healthy enough to anchor an implant. The abutments of dental implants are actually made of titanium. This metal is known to be biologically safe and in time it will fuse to bone structure of your jaw in a process known as osseointegration.
An oral surgeon will then make a narrow channel in your jawbone and a titanium abutment is screwed directly into the bone. This creates a small post known as an abutment.
Dr. Amit B. Patel can then go about the process of fitting you for a standard crown. With proper care and cleaning your new dental implant tooth, should last for many years to come.
If you have had a tooth knocked out or extracted, you should call Dr. Amit B. Patel’s office in Ashburn, Virginia at 703.724.4470 to explore your treatment and restoration options.