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The appearance of your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. Fortunately, Dr. Will Allen has several dental treatments to offer. To restore a tooth missing from your smile, he often recommends having a titanium implant inserted directly into the empty socket. This will later be fitted for a porcelain dental crown.

Your oral surgeon will install the implant abutment by making a small incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be made directly into the bone. A titanium implant will be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.

Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will fuse with your natural bone, creating an anchor point that replicates the original strength of the tooth.

After your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully fused with the surrounding bone structure, Dr. Will Allen can cement a porcelain dental crown onto it. This will fully restore the missing tooth’s presence and function in your mouth.

If you live in the Louisville, Kentucky, area and you’re missing a tooth in your smile, you should call 502-587-7874 to schedule a consultation with the dental restoration specialists at Kentuckiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates.