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If you lose to a tooth to untreated tooth decay or complications from a severe oral trauma it can cause several different problems for your mouth. Even if you adapt to the decreased ability to chew food, it can also cause you to slur your speech and leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. The structural void can also cause gradual changes in your dentition. This could cause enamel attrition and an increased risk of dental fracture.

With timely professional attention, the dentists at Today's Dental Care’s Jerome, Idaho practice can replace the missing tooth’s presence to prevent these complications. This commonly comes in the form of a dental implant or a bridge restoration.

A bridge restoration involves installing a single piece of dental work that comprises three artificial teeth. The two teeth at each end are essentially crowns that will anchor the bridge onto abutments formed from the dentin core of the two neighboring teeth

A dental implant restoration occurs in two distinct phases. This starts by having a titanium abutment surgically inserted directly into the underlying bone structure in the socket. Titanium will gradually bond with the surrounding bone tissues to create a strong anchor point for an eventual crown. Once this has been achieved we can go about the standard process of fitting the titanium abutment with a crown.

If you live in the Jerome, Idaho area and you are missing a tooth, please call 208-324-8861 to schedule a dental restoration consultation at Today's Dental Care. Dr. Don Wyatt, Dr. Jeremiah Funk, Dr. Chris Minert, and Dr. Doug Messick are happy to help you with all of your oral health needs!