Athletes participating in a contact sports you are at increased risk of injury. This chance only increases if you practice or play without the use of a required mouth guard. Should a blow to the face carry enough force to traumatize one or more teeth, you will likely need to seek treatment at Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery’s Dallas, Texas clinic.
If the root of the tooth was damaged, we might need to perform an endodontic therapy, such as a root canal. This can replace the core of the tooth to provide enough structure to hold a crown restoration.
In a situation where the damage to the root is severe, or the socket was also significantly traumatized, we might recommend extracting the remnants of the tooth, and suturing your gums. Once everything has healed, and the pain has dissipated, we can then start the process of restoring the tooth with a dental implant.
This is a titanium abutment that we surgically install directly into the underlying bone structure. Once it has fused with the surrounding bone tissues, the implant will provide a strong anchor for a crown restoration.
The material used for the crown will depend on the tooth’s location. A porcelain crown can be shaded to match natural tooth enamel, it makes it a good option for restoring an avulsed tooth that was prevalent in your smile. Gold and base metal crowns are known for their durability, so they might be better served to restore a missing molar.
If you in the Dallas, Texas area and you have suffered a dental trauma, you should call 214-691-0101 to seek immediate treatment at Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery’s clinic.