Suffering a dental avulsion or losing a tooth to severe decay or extraction can have serious implications for your overall oral health and quality of life. Even if you learn to live with these initial limitations, you might later suffer orthodontic complications in the surrounding teeth. You see, each tooth in your mouth is accustomed to the structure and presence of the neighboring teeth. When a tooth is lost, the void can gradually influence the other teeth to alter in position and alignment.
One of the most effective ways to restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth is to have Dr. Hueler, Dr. Lyu, and Dr. Voegele install a dental implant. This is a titanium implant that can often be installed in a single appointment.
To install the implant, your surgeon Dr. Hueler, Dr. Lyu, or Dr. Voegele, will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. They will then drill a narrow channel and insert the implant into this new socket. Titanium is known to be biologically safe. The implant will eventually fuse with the surrounding bone structure to create a very strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.
Once your gums have healed and the implant has achieved total fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, we can fit the abutment. The crown will be made from either porcelain, gold or a base metal alloy that is applicable for the function and appearance of the tooth.
If you have lost a tooth and you’re interested in a dental implant in Savage, Shakopee, and Eden Prairie, Minnesota, you should call 952-226-7940 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.