Replacing a Tooth with a Dental Implant

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An accident or emergency can happen in your mouth just like any other part of your body. Even though your teeth are usually anchored very firmly in their sockets, it’s still not impossible for something like a hard fall or a blow to the face to actually knock one of your teeth out of the socket or fracture it completely. Losing a tooth in this manner can severely compromise the function and appearance of your mouth. Replacing the knocked out tooth with a dental implant is a popular restoration option recommended by Dr. Daniel Cannon.

The initial appointment involves examining the tooth and your jaw structure as well as taking some X-rays. It’s not uncommon for a knocked to result in a reduction in bone structure in your jaw. In a situation like this Dr. Daniel Cannon will often recommend that you receive a bone graft to restore enough structure to mount an implant.

The implant procedure usually requires deep sedation. So, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you out at home while you get back on your feet.

During the procedure, an oral surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to gain direct access to your jawbone. A narrow channel into the bone and a titanium abutment is screwed into place. In time the titanium abutment will fuse with your jaw structure to feel as solid as the original tooth.

Once this has been achieved, Dr. Daniel Cannon can go about the normal process of installing a crown to restore the full function and appearance of your tooth.

If you’ve recently had a tooth knocked out, you should call Dr. Daniel Cannon at 918-743-1351 to explore your restoration options with a dental implant.