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A badly decayed tooth can sometimes be so severely compromised that your dentist, Dr. Maureen Toal, cannot save it with a root canal. In a situation like this, she might recommend having the tooth completely extracted to ease the pain and prevent infection and other complications.

Once your gums have healed, she can help you understand your options for replacing the tooth. One of the most effective methods of doing so is using a dental implant. This is a titanium abutment installed directly into your jawbone. Once it fuses in place, your dentist can fit you for a dental crown that fits over the top of it.

The implant can be installed on an outpatient basis and it requires you to be deeply sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.

Titanium is the industry’s standard for the implant abutment because it is known to be biologically inert. In time, the implant will even fuse to the surrounding bone structure in a process known as osseointegration.

Once the crown is installed over the abutment, it will completely restore the look, feel and function of the missing tooth.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, you should not delay in contacting Center For Dental Rehabilitation at 602.485.0505 to seek timely treatment. We would be happy to tell you all about dental implants in Phoenix, Arizona.