Having a tooth knocked out often results in the total loss of the tooth. To treat the pain and prevent further complications, your dentist, Dr. Grant Brough, might need to extract any remaining pieces of the tooth from the socket and suture your gums. When you are ready, he can replace the knocked-out tooth with a dental implant in Layton, Utah.
The implant will be 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. Grant Brough 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 dental crown.
Once the titanium abutment has achieved total fusion with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Grant Brough 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 would like to replace a knocked-out tooth, you should call 801.773.5285 to schedule a dental implant consultation at Dr. Brough Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.