Tooth loss can be painful and wrought with complications including a loss of oral function, alterations in your appearance, as well as orthodontic alignment issues. Fortunately, there are several different dental restoration options available at Dr. Seth Rush’s Kansas City, Missouri clinic.
One of the most effective options is to use a dental implant to mount a crown. This is a two-part restoration designed to replicate the presence, strength, function, and appearance of the original tooth.
The restoration process starts with Dr. Seth Rush surgically inserting a titanium dental implant into the bone tissues of the underlying socket. This can be done in a single outpatient appointment where you will be fully sedated. It’s best to have someone drive you home while the sedative effect clears.
During the implant procedure. Seth Rush will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. Dr. Seth Rush will drill a narrow channel into the bone before screwing the titanium abutment into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to create a strong anchor point for an eventual crown.
Once the titanium abutment as completed fused with the surrounding tissues, Dr. Seth Rush will create an impression of the area to start fitting you for an eventual crown. Once it’s cemented in place, this will completely restore the missing tooth’s presence in your mouth for many years ahead.
If you live in the Kansas City, Missouri area and you’re interested in restoring a tooth with a dental implant, you should call 816-444-8822 to set up a consultation with Dr. Seth Rush.