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When a tooth is severely compromised by a severe cavity or a significant dental trauma, it might be possible to save it by having Dr. James C. Ma perform a root canal. Yet there are some severe cases, where the tooth or the underlying structure of the socket is so badly compromised that he suggests a total extraction.

Once your gums have fully healed Dr. James C. Ma can help you understand the dental restoration options available at James C. Ma. This often calls for replacing the tooth with a dental bridge or performing a dental implant restoration.

A dental bridge is essentially an artificial tooth fused to open crowns on each end. It is secured in the void by two abutments formed from the healthy cores of the two neighboring teeth.

In recent years dental implants have grown in popularity for dental restorations. It involves a minimally invasive oral surgery where a titanium implant is inserted directly into the underlying bone structure of empty socket.

The titanium will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissue to replicate the root of the original tooth. Then, Dr. James C. Ma can create an abutment to anchor a dental crown.

If you live in the Bakersfield, California, area and you are have a badly compromised or missing tooth, you should call 661-324-9709 to explore the options offered by the dental restoration specialists at James C. Ma, DDS.