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Cavities often start out as a small area of compromised tooth enamel. If one is not treated in a reasonable timeframe, the tooth decay can start to spread throughout the tooth enamel as well as into the tooth. As time goes on, the compromised tooth could be fractured or otherwise lost to untreated tooth decay.

In many of these cases, Dr. Thinh Ho can restore the tooth with a dental implant and a dental crown restoration.

This calls for him to perform a minimally invasive oral surgery where a titanium dental implant will be inserted directly into the existing bone structure. Titanium is ideal for this type of dental restoration, as it has the special ability to gradually integrate with living bone tissues. As time goes by, this will create a firm anchor for an eventual dental crown.

Once the dental implant has achieved full fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Thinh Ho will start the process of preparing an abutment and fitting you for a dental crown. This will fully restore the function or your previously missing tooth.

If you live in the Lacey, Washington, area and you have lost a tooth to a severely untreated cavity, you should not delay in calling 360-943-4777 to explore the dental restorations available at Olympia Dental Group.