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Incisors are the sharp, narrow teeth at the edge of your smile. They aid in biting into food while also playing a role in your physical appearance. When one is lost, it can affect your oral function, speech and self-confidence. Fortunately, Dr. Alexander Santos can restore the presence, function and natural feel of the missing molar by installing a dental implant.

This is a two-part dental restoration where a titanium abutment is inserted into the tooth’s empty socket. Once it attains total fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist will fit it with a porcelain dental crown.

The first step involves a thorough examination of your mouth and the void left by the incisor. If he has any structural concerns about the health of the underlying bone, he will discuss preparatory treatment options.

To install the titanium abutment, your oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be made into the bone. The titanium abutment will be implanted into the channel and your gums will be sutured closed.

Once total fusion has been achieved between the bone tissues and the titanium abutment, he will take an impression and start the process of fitting you for a porcelain dental crown.

If you need an incisor restored with a dental implant in Chino Hills, California, you should call 909-342-7945 to schedule a consultation at Chino Hills Family Dentistry.