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A Dental Implant Can Be Used to Replace the Appearance and Function of a Knocked-Out Tooth

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The force required to knock out a tooth often causes so much trauma to the tooth and socket that the tooth simply cannot be implanted back into your mouth. Dr. Richard J. Gawarzewski’s only viable course of action in a case like this is to completely extracted any remnants of the tooth from your gums and suture them. This will help treat the pain and prevent infection and other potential complications.

When you are ready, he can help you with the process of replacing the knocked-out tooth with a dental implant. A dental implant in Berlin, New Jersey, is essentially a titanium abutment with a dental crown cemented onto it.

The implant is inserted into your jaw during a single outpatient appointment, which will require deep sedation. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you home after your appointment.

Dr. Richard J. Gawarzewski will make a small incision in the gums to gain direct access to the underlying bone. They will then make a narrow channel into the bone and screw a titanium abutment into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for an eventual crown.

Once the titanium abutment has achieved total fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist can go about the standard practice of fitting you for a dental crown. The material he uses for the crown will be based on the tooth’s intended function and its visibility in your smile.

If you have had a tooth knocked out, you shouldn’t hesitate to call Richard J. Gawarzewski DMD, PA at 856-767-0053 to have it examined and treated.