When a tooth is missing, knocked out or extracted or lost to severe tooth decay, it can pose a series of problems in your mouth. Even if you become accustomed to the impaired ability to chew, the loss of structure in that part of your mouth can cause the neighboring teeth to alter their alignment. When this happens, they can meet at unnatural angles with the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern, resulting in chipped or fractured teeth.
Here at San Tomas Signature Smiles, our dentist can help replace the tooth by installing a dental implant.
Dr. Ramin Moradi can often install a dental implant in a single outpatient appointment, requiring deep sedation. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home.
To install the titanium implant, your dentist will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your bones to create a very strong anchor.
After your gums have healed and the titanium abutment has fully integrated into your jawbone, our team can fit you for a dental crown made from porcelain, gold, or base metal alloys.
If you have lost a tooth, you should not delay in calling 408-378-2890 to schedule an appointment at San Tomas Signature Smiles. We’re happy to see if a dental implant in Campbell, California, is right for you!