Oral accidents and oral trauma can sometimes be severe. One of the most extreme situations is suffering a dental avulsion. Sometimes referred to as having a tooth knocked out, the damage to the tooth and socket are often so severe that Dr. Sharon Sims can’t viably treat the tooth with a root canal.

For a case like this, she might advocate extracting the remnants of the tooth from the socket to prepare the area for an eventual dental implant restoration.

The first step of the dental restoration process calls for a thorough examination of the underlying jaw structure in the area. It’s important to determine if you have the sufficient jaw structure to anchor an implant. Otherwise a bone graft procedure will need to be performed in advance of the implant procedure.

When it comes time to install the dental implant, Dr. Sharon Sims will place a careful incision in your gums. Then, she will drill a narrow channel into the underlying bone. A titanium abutment will then be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.

Titanium is known for being biologically safe and will completely fuse with your natural bone to create an anchor that feels just as strong as the original tooth.

When the abutment has completely fused with the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Sharon Sims can go about the process of installing a dental crown. This will fully restore the missing tooth’s presence and function in your mouth.

If you live in the Shreveport, Louisiana, area and you have suffered a dental avulsion, you should call 318-631-1100 to seek immediate treatment at Sharon Sims.

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