Having one of your teeth knocked out from a blow to the face or other oral accident can have serious consequences for your oral health and the function of your mouth. In many cases, where a tooth has been knocked out, it also compromises the surrounding bone structure. In a situation like this, Dr. Gregory J. Brandau often recommends that you have the tooth completely restored by a dental implant.
Dr. Gregory J. Brandau will need to perform a thorough examination of your mouth and the bone structure in the area. If you lack sufficient bone structure to secure a dental implant, he might refer you to an oral surgeon for a bone graft.
Most people choose to be fully sedated for the implant procedure, so you will need to someone to drive you home.
The implant procedure involves a small channel being drilled in your jawbone before a titanium post is screwed into place. A hard plastic temporary crown is then secured over the implanted post to keep it safe while your body naturally fuses the post in place.
Once the implanted post has fused to your bone, our dentist can fit the post with a standard crown made from either gold, base metals or porcelain.
If you have had a tooth knocked out, you should contact Sterling Dental at 941-926-9888 to schedule an appointment to explore your restoration options via a dental implant.