A Dental Implant Can Often Be Used to Replace a Knocked-Out Tooth

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A knocked-out tooth is always a serious cause for concern. Even though a tooth can be knocked out from a hard fall or other common accident, your chances of knocking a tooth out increase if you participate in a contact sport without wearing a quality mouth guard.

If your tooth gets knocked out, there are a variety of treatment and restoration options that our doctors might recommend. One of the most effective replacement methods used is placement of a dental.

First, we will need to conduct a thorough examination of the surrounding bone structure to make sure it is strong enough to anchor an implant. If there has been substantial bone loss we might recommend that you receive a bone graft before proceeding.

During the implant procedure, a small channel will be made and a titanium peg will be screwed directly into your bone; this a small post is referred to as an abutment. Once your bone regenerates into the titanium abutment and fuses with your natural bone structure, your dentist will take an impression as part of the final process of installing an implant crown on top of your abutment and your implant will function just like your natural tooth once did.

If one of your teeth has been knocked out, you should call us at 360-876-0445 to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant.