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Sometimes when a tooth is badly decayed or damaged it is so severely compromised that Dr. James Voorhees can’t save it with a root canal. Once the tooth is extracted and the tissues of the socket are allowed to heal, he can help you understand your options for fully replacing the tooth. One of the most effective treatments is to use a dental implant in Lenexa, Kansas.

The process starts with Dr. James Voorhees referring you to a specialist to have a titanium abutment installed into your gums and underlying jawbone.

They will make a narrow channel in the bone and a titanium abutment will then be screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and will fully fuse with your natural bone to create a very firm anchor point for a dental crown.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist can fit you for crown. The material he recommends will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its appearance in your smile.

If you have had a tooth recently extracted, you should call James T. Voorhees, DDS at 913-888-2474 to explore your restoration options.