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A hard blow to the face during sports or another type of oral accident can cause significant trauma in the mouth. If one of your teeth has been knocked out of the socket, the damage might be so severe that it results in the total loss of the tooth. If the tooth is not replaced in a timely manner, it can lead to other potential complications.

One of the most effective methods for replacing the lost tooth is to have your dentist, Dr. Lynh Pham, install a dental implant into the void in your mouth.

This can be done in a single outpatient appointment where you will need to be deeply sedated. Afterward, you will still feel some sedative effects, so it’s best to have a friend or family member drive you home.

The dental implant procedure is rather simple. Dr. Lynh Pham will make a small incision in the gums to gain direct access the underlying bone. Then, he will make a narrow channel into the bone and screw a titanium abutment into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse with your natural bone tissues to provide a strong anchor for an eventual dental crown.

After the abutment has integrated with the bone and your gums have fully healed, Dr. Lynh Pham can go about the standard practice of fitting you for a dental crown.

If you’ve lost a tooth and you’re interested in a dental implant in Garland, Texas, you should call 972.303.3600 to explore your treatment and restoration options at Smiley Dental Broadway.