It is possible for a hard fall or blow to the face to impact with such force that is severely cracks or damages a tooth. Sometimes the damage is so severely that your All Family Dental dentist simply cannot save the tooth, even with a root canal. In a case like this, the tooth must be extracted to prevent future complications.
After you gums have completely healed All Family Dental’s team of dental professionals can help you understand your restoration options. One of the most effective ways to restoring the broken tooth’s presence is to have a dental implant installed.
A dental implant can be installed on an outpatient basis and often requires deep sedation. You will need to arrange to have someone drive you home afterward, and lend a hand until you’re back at full strength.
To install the dental implant, a small incision is made in your gums. A narrow channel is then drilled into the bone and a titanium abutment is screwed into place. A hard plastic temporary crown will be secured over the abutment to protect it. In time the titanium abutment will naturally fuse with the surrounding bone material.
Later, a All Family Dental dentist will take an impression of the abutment and start the process of having a dental lab create a permanent crown. Once the crown is cemented in place your new dental implant should restore the missing tooth in your smile for a long time to come.
If you have a broken or damaged tooth, you should not delay in contacting the offices of All Family Dental in Oakdale, Minnesota at 651.222.9715 to schedule an appointment.