There Are Different Ways to Replace a Missing Tooth

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Sometimes a tooth is too severely compromised by dental trauma or untreated cavity for a dentist like Dr. Michael Hall to viably treat it with a root canal. In an extreme case like this he might advocate extracting the tooth to help ease the pain and prevent a dangerous infection.

Once your gums have fully healed Dr. Michael Hall and his associates can help you understand the dental restoration options available at Central Oregon Dental Center. This might involve replacing the tooth with a dental bridge or performing a dental implant restoration.

In laymen’s terms, a dental bridge is a replicate tooth fused to open crowns on each end. It is secured in the void by two abutments created from the healthy cores of the two neighboring teeth.

Over the course of the last two decades, dental implants have grown in popularity for dental restorations. This treatment process involves a minimally invasive oral surgery where a titanium implant is inserted directly into the underlying bone structure of empty socket.

The titanium material will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to replicate the root of the original tooth. Once this has occurred Dr. Michael Hall can create an abutment to anchor an eventual dental crown.

If you live in the Bend, Oregon, area and you are dealing with a badly compromised or missing tooth, you should call 541-389-0300 to explore the options offered by the dental restoration specialists at Central Oregon Dental Center.