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Replacing Decayed Teeth with Dental Implants

A cavity can start small. It can even go undetected at first. If you don’t get regular oral exams and dental fillings when needed, an area of tooth decay can infiltrate your tooth enamel and even your dentin underneath, compromising a great deal of your tooth’s structure.

Sometimes, Dr. Brett M. Barney and his wonderful staff at Desert Dental Group in Tucson, Arizona can treat a tooth in this condition with a root canal. In cases where the condition is more advanced – for example, where the root has been severely compromised or an infection has formed inside the gums – we might suggest a total dental extraction.

Once your gums have healed, we can replace your decayed tooth with a dental implant. This means inserting a titanium post into the underlying bone structure in the tooth socket. Titanium is known to be biologically safe, and through a natural process called osseointegration, the implant will gradually fuse to bone structure of your jaw to create a strong anchor on top of which we will place a crown. This dental implant should resemble your natural teeth in every way and will be strong enough to last the rest of your life.

If you are in or around the Tucson, Arizona area and have a severely decayed or distress tooth, you can call (520) 201-1717 to seek treatment and restoration at Desert Dental Group.