When a Tooth Is Lost to Untreated Decay a Dental Implant Can Replace It

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The bacterial presence of tooth decay can often be pervasive and without timely treatment, the tooth can become significantly compromised. In time, a severe dental fracture could occur or a dangerous infection could form in the root and gums. In some of these cases, Dr. Sheldon Kupferman might be able to treat the tooth with a root canal.

If the tooth is severely compromised or a large abscess of infection has formed within the gums, Dr. Sheldon Kupferman might recommend extracting what remains of the tooth and any other compromised tissues. After your gums have been sutured, he can provide you with a prescription for pain management medication and possibly antibiotics.

Once everything has healed and any concerns of infection have passed, Dr. Sheldon Kupferman can help you select the best method for restoring the tooth. This often calls for having him perform a dental implant restoration at Riverdale Dental Arts.

This process calls for Dr. Sheldon Kupferman to install a titanium abutment into the bone structure of the original socket. Titanium is the ideal material for this because it is biologically inert and will eventually fuse to the surrounding jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.

Once the titanium abutment has fully fused with the bone, Dr. Sheldon Kupferman can start the process of installing a standard crown. With proper care and cleaning, your new dental implant should last for many years to come.

If you live in the Riverdale, New York, area and you have a tooth suffering from severe tooth decay, you should call 718-578-4458 to seek treatment and restoration with Dr. Sheldon Kupferman.