There are times when a hard fall, blow the face or other accident can impart enough force to crack, fracture or break a tooth. In many cases, a broken tooth has suffered so much damage that a Irish Road Dental dentist has to extract it to prevent additional complications.
Once your gums have healed we can help you get a clear understanding of your restoration options. One of the most common methods is to have a dental implant installed.
If the damage to the tooth or the extraction process resulted in a loss of bone structure in the area, we might recommend that you receive a bone graft before receiving the implant.
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 natural jawbone.
After your gums have healed and the implant has fused with the bone we can start the process of fully restoring the tooth with a standard crown.
If you have a severely cracked, fractured or broken tooth, you should call Irish Road Dental’s office in Davison, Michigan at 810.653.4100 to explore your treatment and restoration options.