All About Replacing a Decayed Tooth

Posted July 22, 2016.

If you have a large cavity that has been ignored, it could have significant consequences. In some cases, the tooth might be so severely compromised that your dentist, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni, needs to extract the tooth.

Once your gums have healed following the extraction, she he likely will recommend replacing the tooth with a dental implant in Woburn, Massachusetts.

Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will refer you to an oral surgeon or periodontist for the implant treatment. The implant can be installed on an outpatient basis, which will require dental sedation. This means you’ll need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

Dental implant abutments are commonly made from titanium because it’s known to be biologically safe. In time, the titanium will actually fuse to your natural bone structure and create a very strong anchor point for a dental crown.

Once your gums have healed and the abutment has solidified in place, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will take a detailed impression of the area. This impression will be sent to the dental lab where your final crown will be made.

When the crown is ready, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni will call you into Agape Dentist for a brief second appointment to cement it in place.

If you have a severely decayed tooth, you should not delay in contacting our office at 781.995.4445 to explore your treatment and restoration options. We are happy to tell you all about dental implants in Woburn, Massachusetts!