There are some unfortunate cases where a tooth is so severely compromised by dental trauma or untreated tooth decay that a dentist simply cannot save it with a root canal. In some cases, the dentist might need to extract whatever remains of the tooth’s root, to help alleviate pain or prevent a worsening infection.
Once all the affected periodontal tissues have healed and any infection concerns have cleared, many dentists will refer the patient to Prosthodontics of the Carolinas, to start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant. Here at our clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Ralph M. Hoffmann can perform a minimally invasive oral surgery to install a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure.
As time goes on the natural process of osseointegration will fuse the titanium firmly marry it to the surrounding bone tissues. Once this occurs Dr. Hoffmann can prepare an abutment with sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown.
Once it has been produced and cemented onto the abutment, the restored tooth will replicate the physical presence and function of your originally lost tooth.
If you live in the area surrounding Charlotte, North Carolina and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call 704-364-3770 to schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Hoffmann and the staff specialists at Prosthodontics of the Carolinas.