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A tooth that has been severely compromised by periodontal infection, untreated tooth decay, or a severe dental trauma might not be viable for endodontic therapy. In a case this severe, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer and his associates might recommend extracting whatever remains of the tooth to prevent further infection, alleviate pain, and speed the recovery process.

A dental bridge can certainly replace the physical presence and basic function of a missing tooth. However, in recent years an increasing number of people prefer dental implant restorations to fully replace a missing or extracted tooth.

The first phase of the treatment involves a minor oral surgery where a small titanium dental implant is installed into the bones. This calls for Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer to make a small incision in your gums before installing the titanium dental implant into a socket.

Titanium has a special property that allows it to gradually bond with the surrounding bone tissues. This will eventually give your dental implant a strength that rivals the original root of the tooth. Once this has occurred Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer will prepare an abutment capable of supporting a dental crown.

Once it has been cemented in place the dental crown and dental implant will comfortably replicate the original shape, strength, and function of the previously extracted tooth.

If you live in Sarasota, Florida, and you have a severely distressed tooth, you should call 941-256-2488 to seek treatment at Sarasota Implant’s dental offices.