A hard blow to the face or other oral accident can sometimes carry enough force to fracture or crack a tooth. In an extreme case, a tooth might be so badly broken that your dentist, Dr. Allan Stevenson, cannot repair it with a root canal. To treat the pain and prevent further complications, they might need to extract the tooth. Once your gums have healed, they can help you replace the broken tooth with a dental implant.
The titanium implant abutment at the core of the implant can be installed into the bones of your mouth in a single outpatient appointment. If you choose to be fully sedated for the procedure, you will need to arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home afterward.
To install the implant, an incision will be made in your gums. Then, a small hole will be drilled directly into the bone. The titanium abutment will be screwed into place and a temporary crown will be cemented over the top to protect it.
In time, the titanium implant abutment will integrate with the surrounding bone tissues to create a firm anchor point. Once total fusion has been achieved, your dentist can fit you for a crown that will replace the tooth’s presence in your mouth for many years to come.
If you have a cracked, damaged or an otherwise broken tooth, please don’t wait, give our Trailridge Family Dental team a call at 208.806.0765 to understand more about dental implants and how they can restore your healthy smile in Parma, Idaho.