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A cavity typically starts out as a small area of tooth decay on the tooth enamel. If you’re reticent about seeking professional treatment at Sarasota Implant, the problem will continue to spread. Eventually, the bacterial presence can infect the root and severely weaken the remainder of the tooth, creating fractures near the gumline.

Sometimes a tooth in this level of distress can be treated with endodontic therapy, such as a root canal. In a more extreme case, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer might recommend extracting all the remnants of the tooth to allow the gums to heal in advance of a dental implant restoration.

This treatment involves your surgeon inserting a titanium abutment directly into the empty socket. The abutment will later be covered with a dental crown. This can be done on an outpatient basis where Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer advises deep sedation. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home after the procedure.

Titanium is used for dental implant abutments because it is known to be biologically inert. In time, the implant will even fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to create an anchor point for a crown that will rival the integrity of the original tooth.

Once the abutment is fully integrated with the surrounding bone structure, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer 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 live in the Sarasota, Florida, area and you have a tooth suffering from severe decay, you should not delay in calling 941-256-2488 to have it treated and restored at Sarasota Implant.