Your tooth enamel is one of the world’s hardest biological substances. This is primarily due to densely packed mineral crystals. As hard as your teeth are, there are still times when a blow to the face can fracture, crack or otherwise break a tooth.
Sometimes the damage can be so severe that Dr. James Johnson’s only course of treatment is to completely extract the tooth. Once your gums have healed he can help you understand your restoration options. One of the most effective ways to do this is to have a dental implant installed directly into your jaw.
A dental implant can be installed on an outpatient basis, requiring you to be fully sedated. This means you will need to arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure and help you out until you fully regain your senses.
During the procedure a small incision will be made in your gums, and a titanium abutment is then screwed into a narrow channel. Titanium is a biologically safe metal that, in time, will fuse to your natural bone tissues.
After your gums have healed and the implant has fused with the bone we can start the process of fully restoring the tooth with a standard crown.
If you have a severely cracked, fractured or broken tooth, you should call Dr. James Johnson’s clinic in Houston, Texas at 713.988.0536 to seek immediately treatment and restoration.