Untreated cavities and dental trauma can sometimes cause such significant distress to a tooth’s root that it can’t viably be treated by endodontic therapy. If specialist and conventional treatments cannot save the tooth, an experienced dentist like Dr. Yelena Mullakandova might recommend a total extraction. This is a treatment of last resort intended to prevent worsening pain and potential infection.
If the tooth isn’t restored in a reasonable amount of time, the structural void can start to affect the nearby teeth. This could alter their alignment leading to additional complications such as dental attrition or dental fractures on the related teeth in your bite pattern.
In many of these cases, the fastest way to restore a single missing tooth is to have Dr. Yelena Mullakandova install a dental bridge. This is a replica tooth fused with a dental crown on each end. It will eventually be installed onto a pair of abutments formed from the cores of the two neighboring teeth.
Another potential option is to have the missing tooth replaced through a dental implant restoration. This involves a minimally invasive oral surgery where Dr. Yelena Mullakandova inserts a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure.
The titanium material will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues in your mouth. In time, it will provide a solid anchor point to secure and eventual dental crown.
If you live in the Glendale, New York, area and you have a severely distressed or decayed tooth, you should call 718.821.0170 to explore the dental restorations available at Glendale Boutique Dental.