While it is very rare, it is possible for a hard blow to the face or other oral trauma to carry enough force to knock out a tooth. When this happens, the trauma is often severe and it requires immediate treatment at Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S..
If the tooth is whole and alive, your dentist, Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting, might be able to successfully implant it back into the socket. However, this is rather rare. In most cases, the tooth is severely damaged and the root needs to be extracted. In time, they can fully replace the knocked-out tooth with a dental implant.
Your dentist starts the process by examining the health of the socket. It’s important to assess if you have the sufficient bone structure remaining to secure an implant. If not, you may need to receive a bone graft in the area to restore any lost structure.
Then, the implant will be installed by making a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will integrate with your natural bone to create a very strong anchor for a dental crown.
Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist can go about the process of installing a crown.
If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, you should call 920.739.9612 to seek immediate treatment at Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. with a dental implant in Appleton, Wisconsin.