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Athletic injuries, car accidents and household falls can sometimes impart enough force to the mouth to sever the periodontal ligaments holding a tooth in it’s socket. Even if the tooth isn’t knocked out whole the dental trauma can sometimes be so severe that emergency treatment calls for a total extraction.

Once your gums have healed you should consider scheduling an appointment with our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Drs. Ryser and Shamo, who can help you understand your dental restoration options. Many of these cases call for replacing the missing tooth with a dental bridge or performing a dental implant restoration.

The process of replacing the tooth with a dental implant starts with our oral and maxillofacial surgeons performing a simple therapy to install a titanium dental implant. After making a small incision in the local gum tissues a small titanium dental implant will be inserted into the healthy bone structure.

Over time the titanium material will develop a very strong bond with the bone tissues to essentially replicate the natural strength of the tooth’s root.

At that point our oral and maxillofacial surgeons can prepare an abutment with the strength to support a dental crown restoration. After it has been cemented in place you can enjoy the same strength and function of the original tooth.

If you are in the Lehi, Utah, area and you need to have lost a tooth, you should call 801-768-1155 to schedule an appointment at Aspire Surgical.