Sometimes a hard blow to the mouth can exert enough force to damage a tooth or completely knock it out of its socket in your gums. Contact sports athletes who forgo using a protective mouth guard are exceedingly susceptible to severe dental trauma.
In some of these cases the damage to the tooth, gums and surrounding oral structure is so severe that emergency treatment calls for a total extraction. After everything has fully healed, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a dentist like Dr. Jeremy Hixson to explore your dental restoration option.
After a thorough examination he will present you with a treatment plan based on the available oral structure in the area, as well as your personal preference.
Many patients interested in restoring a single missing tooth will choose to have him replace the tooth with a dental implant and a dental crown. The treatment process calls for a minimally invasive procedure to insert a titanium implant directly into the underlying bone tissues.
Over time the titanium material will gradually bond with the living tissues in the area to replicate the root strength of the original tooth. At that point Dr. Jeremy Hixson can create an abutment capable of supporting a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Eagle, Idaho, region and you have recently lost a tooth, you should call (208) 995-2865 to explore the dental restoration options available at Eagle Oral Surgery and Implant Center.