If You’ve Had a Tooth Extracted You Can Often Replace It with a Dental Implant

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There are times when a severely decayed or damaged tooth is simply too compromised for a dentist at Grand Trails Dental to be able to restore it via a root canal. Once the tooth is extracted, you will likely be interested in exploring your options for restoring its presence in your mouth.

One of the most effective ways to restore an extracted tooth is to install a dental implant.

Grand Trails Dental’s dentist will first want to examine your mouth and jaw structure. It’s possible that when the tooth was knocked out it resulted in a loss of bone structure. If this is the case, they might recommend you receive a bone graft before having the dental implant installed.

The dental implant procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. Most people choose to be deeply sedated, so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure.

A small incision will be made in your gums, and a titanium abutment is then screwed into place. Titanium is a biologically safe metal that, in time, will fuse to your bone structure to create a solid anchor point.

When the titanium implant is secure, your dentist at Grand Trails Dental can fit the tooth with a standard crown to effectively restore the previously knocked out tooth’s presence in your mouth.

If you have a badly decayed or damaged tooth, you should call Grand Trails Dental’s office in Spring, Texas at 832-616-8822 to explore your treatment and restoration options.