A tooth suffering from severe decay poses a significant threat to your oral health. Even if the tooth is lost, any infection in the root or socket could develop into a dangerous abscess. In a case like this Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci might have no other course of treatment than to extract the tooth.
After your gums have healed, we can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth’s presence in your mouth. One of the most effective methods calls for using a dental implant. This is a titanium abutment installed directly into your jawbone. Once it fuses in place, Dr. Stephen Maniaci can fit you for a crown that fits over top of it.
The implant can be placed on an outpatient basis and requires you to be deeply sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.
Titanium is the industry standard for the implant abutment because it is known to be biologically inert. In time the implant will even fuse to the surrounding bone structure in a process known as osseointegration.
Once the crown is installed over the abutment it will completely restore the look, feel and function of the once severely decayed tooth.
If you have a severely decayed tooth, you should call our experienced team in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania at 610-678-5858 to discuss your treatment and restoration options. Our goal is to keep your smile healthy and confident!