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It’s always a traumatic experience to get a tooth knocked out of your mouth. It hurts a lot and the cracks and fractures that often happen often lead to the total loss of the tooth.In cases like this, your dentist, Dr. Tim J. Brooks, often recommends extracting the remnants of the tooth from the socket. Later, he can start the process of replacing the knocked-out tooth with a titanium dental implant.

To do this, an oral surgeon will make 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 will completely fuse with your natural bone to create a very solid anchor for a dental crown.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has been fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, your dentist can go about the process of installing a crown. The material your dentist recommends for the crown will vary depending on the tooth’s visibility in your smile and its primary function in your mouth.

To learn more about what you should do if you’re missing a tooth, please call Dr. Tim J Brooks, DDS in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to schedule an informative consultation with our dentist.