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When a tooth is knocked out, severely damaged or lost to tooth decay, your dentist, Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer, often needs to extract the remnants of the root. This can help treat the pain and prevent future infection. Once your gums have healed, they can replace the tooth with a dental implant in Houston, Texas.

This is essentially a titanium abutment that is inserted into the underlying bone in your jaw. Then, a dental crown made from porcelain, gold or metal alloy is cemented on top of it.

Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer will first examine your jaw structure to make sure you have enough bone material to secure a dental implant. If the extraction process also involved removing some bone tissues in the socket, you might need to receive a bone graft to restore the missing structure.

Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer will then refer you to an oral surgeon who will install the implant. The oral surgeon will make a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be made into the bone. A titanium implant will be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.

Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will become one with your natural bone in a process known as osseointegration.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer will take an impression. This will be sent to the dental lab where a dental crown will be made from porcelain, gold or base metal alloys.

If you have had a tooth extracted and you’re interested in having it replaced, you should call Houston smiledocs at 713.784.6855 to discuss having it replaced by a dental implant in Houston, Texas.