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Missing a tooth from your smile due to untreated decay, severe damage, or a treatment-based extraction can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Michael O'Neill has several options for replacing the tooth’s presence in your mouth.

For individuals who are not fully comfortable with a dental bridge restoration, Dr. Michael O'Neill might recommend a full restoration with a dental implant.

This involves inserting a titanium implant abutment directly into the underlying bone. Once it is installed into the socket, it will gradually integrate with the surrounding bone tissues through a process known as osseointegration.

Dr. Michael O'Neill will cover the implant with a temporary crown that is made from hard plastic. This will protect the titanium abutment while it fuses into the socket.

Once the implant has attained total fusion, Dr. Michael O'Neill can start the process of fitting you for a porcelain dental crown. This special dental material can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding teeth in your smile.

If you live in the Toledo, Ohio, area and you need to restore a tooth in your smile, you should call 419.605.9818 to set up a dental restoration consultation at Wildwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.