Once the natural bacteria in your mouth have afflicted a tooth with a cavity they will continue to exploit the available dental structure. Without professional treatment, severe tooth decay can cause a severe dental fracture or the total loss of a tooth.
In some of these cases, the tooth can be treated by performing a root canal with a dental crown restoration. If the tooth was severely compromised or a dangerous infection has formed in the gums, Dr. Benjamin Johnson might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth from the socket. Once this is done he will likely provide you with a prescription for any necessary antibiotic or pain medication.
Once your gums have healed and any infection concerns have passed, Dr. Benjamin Johnson can start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant and a dental crown.
To do this Dr. Benjamin Johnson will need to perform a minimally invasive oral surgery to install a titanium dental implant into the existing bone structure. As time goes by this special titanium material will gradually fuse with the surrounding tissues. Once this is complete, Dr. Benjamin Johnson can fit the dental implant with a dental crown.
Dental crowns are placed over the implant and are best for restoring a tooth lost from your smile. It can be shaded to perfectly match the surrounding natural teeth. If you live in the Waco, Texas, area and you have a tooth with a severe cavity, you should call 254 227-5082 to seek treatment at Acre Wood Dental.