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Tooth decay that goes untreated can exacerbate and infect the internal structures of the tooth. Sometimes, the tooth can be so badly decayed that your dentist, Dr. Elliot Einbinder, has to extract it to prevent additional complications.

The dental implant procedure is often performed on an outpatient basis, which will require deep sedation. After the procedure, you’ll need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

During the treatment, a small incision will be made in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone. Then, a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your jaw in a process known as osseointegration.

Once the dental implant has fused to the bone and your gums have completely healed, your Wellwood Family Dentistry team can start the process of installing a standard dental crown.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, you can call our office at 410.486.3898 to explore your treatment and restoration options. We are happy to tell you all about dental implants in Pikesville, Maryland!