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If you’ve had a tooth that has been knocked out, compromised by tooth decay, or extracted for any reason, you are likely interested in replacing the tooth.

One of the most effective ways your dentist, Dr. Norman B. Fine, recommends restoring a missing tooth is to use dental implant.

A dental implant in Greenville, South Carolina, is essentially a titanium abutment screwed into your existing jawbone. In time, the biologically safe titanium abutment will naturally fuse to the bone structure in your jaw through a process known as osseointegration.

Once the titanium abutment has fully fused to the bone structure in your jaw, Dr. Norman B. Fine will take an impression of the abutment and the corresponding teeth. This impression will be sent to the dental lab where a dental crown is produced. Then, he will secure a hard, plastic, temporary crown over the abutment to protect it.

Dr. Norman B. Fine will call you back in for a follow-up appointment to cement the crown over the abutment to effectively restore and replace the tooth.

If you are missing a tooth and you’d like to explore your treatment and restoration options, you should call Fine Periodontics at 864-299-5900 to schedule an appointment.