Posted July 6, 2016.
The American Association of Endodontists estimates that an average of five million teeth are knocked out each year. Most are due to hard falls, blows to the face or sports injuries.
In most cases, a knocked-out tooth leaves some remnants in the socket. If this happens, the remnants must be extracted, thus resulting in the total loss of the tooth. Once your gums have completely healed following the extraction, our Agape Dentist staff can help you understand your restoration options. One of the most effective restoration options is to have a dental implant installed.
Your dentist will start the process by examining your mouth and jaw structure. It’s possible that the injury compromised a significant amount of bone material. If this is the case, your dentist will likely recommend receiving a bone graft before installing the dental implant in Woburn, Massachusetts.
The dental implant procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, which usually requires deep sedation. So, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from your appointment.
During the treatment, a narrow channel will be made in your jawbone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is a biologically safe metal that, in time, will fuse to your bone structure in a process known as osseointegration.
Once the implant is secure, your dentist, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni, will fit the titanium abutment with a standard dental crown. This will effectively restore the knocked-out tooth.
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please call our office at 781.995.4445 and talk to a member of our friendly dental team!