Failed tooth and dental implant option

Many new patients come in with tooth fracture, a failed root canal or even a failed previous dental implant. Yes, not all implants are done right.  Some tooth fractures are so small that you may feel some discomfort but not a full blown emergency. When left untreated, the tooth will eventually fail and eventually an onset of pain and infection. Some failed root canal won’t show until many months later. Only option left is the tooth extraction. When that happens implants are the most natural replacement for that missing tooth. There are other options for replacing a missing tooth, but most involve including the adjacent teeth (like a bridge). 

Here at Financial District Dental Care, we like to think of implants as a “one-tooth solution for a one-tooth problem”. The implant procedure varies depending on the tooth being replaced, the condition the failing tooth was in prior to loss, and the quality of the bone in which the tooth is being replaced. The implant itself is like an artificial (titanium) tooth root placed by the oral surgeon. After the implant has ‘fused’ to the bone, we then place a custom titanium abutment and a porcelain crown to complete the process.

The healing process of a dental implant procedure can take from 6 to 12 weeks. While this may seem like a long time, it is nothing compared to the lifelong durability of perfectly healed and secured implants. It is also totally worth it, when you can enjoy all the advantages that come with dental implants, such as:
  • Improved appearance
  • Improved speech
  • Improved comfort
  • Easier eating/chewing
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved oral health

The restorations are usually so natural that patients frequently later forget where the implant was placed!

Make an appointment so we can discuss more in detail.