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A severely damaged or decayed tooth might not have sufficient health dental structure remaining for one of Dental Arts of Catoosa’s dentists to repair it with an endodontic therapy. In these extreme and rare cases, Dr. Soren Michaelsen and his associates might recommend extracting the root of the tooth to help ease the pain and prevent a dangerous infection from spreading to your bloodstream.

Fortunately, Dr. Soren Michaelsen offers several different treatment methods to restore a missing tooth. The one that is right for you will vary depending on several factors, including your personal preference.

If you’re missing multiple teeth in one location, Dr. Soren Michaelsen can fit you for a partial denture. This is a removable dental appliance designed to replicate the presence of your missing teeth.

If you’re only missing a single tooth you might be interested in a dental bridge. This is a replica tooth fused with a dental crown on each end. It will eventually be installed onto a pair of abutments formed from the cores of the two neighboring teeth.

A dental implant restoration can also be a very effective option for restoring a lost tooth. This involves a minimally invasive oral surgery to insert a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure of the void. The titanium material will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues in your mouth. This will create a solid anchor point to secure and eventual dental crown.

If you live in the Catoosa, Oklahoma, area and you are missing one or more teeth, you should call 918-266-6470 to explore the dental restorations offered at Dental Arts of Catoosa.