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Having a tooth knocked out is almost always a traumatic event that requires immediate first aid and treatment. To aid in this endeavor, your dentist, Dr. Alan Nix, offers a few basic treatment considerations to improve your restoration options. One of the most effective methods for replacing the knocked-out tooth is to install a dental implant.

The process starts with Dr. Alan Nix examining the remnants of the socket. It’s important to know if you have the sufficient bone structure remaining to secure an implant. If not, you may need to receive a bone graft in the area to restore any lost structure.

Then, an oral surgeon will install the implant by making a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be made in the bone and a titanium abutment will be screwed into the channel. Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will integrate with your natural bone to create a very strong anchor for a dental crown.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Alan Nix can go about the process of installing a crown.

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, you should call Alan L. Nix DDS at 972-563-7633 to see if a dental implant in Terrell, Texas, is right for you.