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When tooth decay develops on your tooth, it needs timely treatment to prevent spreading. If the decay manages to penetrate deep within the tooth, it can compromise the pulp and potentially infect the root. When this happens, the tooth could be completely lost to decay. In a case like this, your dentist, Dr. Larry Hoffman, Steven Flicker, & David Sher, might need to extract the remnants of the tooth before starting the process of replacing it with a dental implant.

A dental implant in Chicago, Illinois, can often be placed in a single outpatient appointment. Most people choose to be deeply sedated for their own comfort. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after your appointment.

The implant will be installed by making a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe. The implant will eventually fuse with the surrounding bone structure to create a very strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.

Once the titanium dental implant abutment has completely integrated with the bone tissues, Dr. Larry Hoffman, Steven Flicker, & David Sher will cast a detailed impression of the area. This will serve as a guide for an off-site dental lab technician who prepares a crown made from either porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. With the proper care and cleaning, your newly restored tooth should last for many years to come.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, you shouldn’t delay in contacting Oradent Associates at 773-478-5520 to explore your treatment and restoration options in Chicago, Illinois.