One of the most effective methods Dr. Tim J. Brooks advocates for replacing a tooth lost to untreated decay is using a dental implant. A dental implant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a titanium abutment that is inserted directly into the empty socket, which will later be covered with a dental crown.
The implant can be installed on an outpatient basis where you will need to be deeply sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after the appointment.
Titanium is the industry standard for the implant abutment because it is known to be biologically inert. In time, the implant will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to create a firm anchor for an eventual dental crown.
Once the abutment is fully integrated with the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist will create a detailed impression. This will be sent to a dental lab where a custom crown will be made to replicate the appearance and function of the tooth.
If you have lost a tooth to untreated decay, you should not delay in calling 405-752-0600 to have it treated and restored at Dr. Tim J Brooks, DDS.