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Having a tooth knocked out is always a traumatic experience. It often results in cracks or fractures or it severely shatters the root of the tooth. This often leads to total tooth loss.

In cases like this, your dentist, Dr. John McAllister, 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.

If you’ve just had a tooth knocked out or if you have lost a tooth, you should not delay in calling McAllister Dentistry at 828-322-6731 to have it treated with a dental implant in Hickory, North Carolina.