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Cavities are an unfortunate reality of poor oral hygiene practices and procrastination of dental care. If a cavity goes untreated long enough, the tooth decay can slowly infiltrate deep into the tooth. This can cause tooth loss and a potentially dangerous abscess in the gums. In a situation of this magnitude, your dentist, Dr. Brandon J. Ryff, needs to treat the infection and replace the tooth.

Once the gums have been treated and sutured, he can help you understand your treatment options.

One of the most effective restorative techniques is to have Dr. Brandon J. Ryff install a titanium dental implant.

The titanium abutment will gradually fuse with the bone tissues in the socket. This will eventually create an anchor that feels just as strong as the original tooth. The material Dr. Brandon J. Ryff recommends for the tooth will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its role in chewing food.

Porcelain crowns are best for restoring a missing front tooth. This type of crown is strong enough to bite off common foods and the porcelain can be shaded to match the surrounding natural teeth. To restore a molar, Dr. Brandon J. Ryff might recommend a gold or metal alloy crown. This will give the tooth the durability to chew and grind food for years to come.

If you need to have a missing tooth replaced with a dental implant in Gilbert, Arizona, you should call 480-359-1478 to schedule an appointment at Somerset Family Dental.