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Untreated tooth decay is likely to spread with the passage of time and any inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine. Without timely treatment, the bacteria could compromise a significant amount of the tooth and even cause a dangerous infection in the root. When this happens, the tooth could severely fracture, resulting in total tooth loss.

In a situation like this, Dr. Farshid Ariz might recommend extracting all the elements of the tooth from the socket and suturing the gums. This can help ease any residual pain and prevent a dangerous infection from forming.

When you’re ready, Dr. Farshid Ariz can then restore the presence and full function of the tooth by installing a dental implant.

This involves inserting a post-shaped titanium abutment into the underlying bone structure in the socket. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and it will gradually fuse to the bone structure of your jaw to create a strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.

Once total fusion has been attained, Dr. Farshid Ariz will take an impression of the area. This will be sent to a professional dental lab where a crown will be custom designed to match the impression.

The material used for the crown will be determined by the tooth’s function and location in your mouth. Gold and metallic alloy crowns are sometimes used to restore molars or premolars. For a tooth that is visible in your smile, Dr. Farshid Ariz will likely use a porcelain crown.

If you live in the West Los Angeles, California, area and you are suffering with a severely decayed tooth or if you’ve lost a tooth, you should call 310-826-3399 to seek treatment and restoration at Farshid Ariz D.M.D..