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When a tooth is lost to untreated tooth decay or dental avulsion it can do more than impede your ability to efficiently bite and chew food. If the tooth was in the front of your mouth it can also alter your speech and the appearance of your smile.

Even if you learn to live with the missing tooth, the void in your mouth could gradually start to alter the existing oral structure. This can cause the nearby teeth to turn and drift out of their correct alignment. Over time it could increase your chances of suffering chips, fractures, and dental attrition on the corresponding teeth in your bite pattern.

To help prevent these complications and restore the tooth Dr. Aaron Ercole might recommend installing a dental implant. This has quickly become one of the most popular and effective dental restoration methods.

The process starts with Dr. Aaron Ercole performing oral surgery where he inserts a titanium dental implant directly into the existing bone structure. Titanium is ideal for this type of dental restoration, as it has the special ability to gradually integrate with living bone tissues. As time goes by, this will create a naturally strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.

Once the dental implant has achieved full fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Aaron Ercole will start the process of preparing an abutment and fitting you for a dental crown.

If you live in the North Providence, Rhode Island, area and you have lost a tooth to a severely untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 401-353-1515 to explore the dental restorations available at Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, L.L.C..