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Having a tooth knocked out is almost always a traumatic experience. If the tooth was knocked out but it remains whole and alive, your dentist, Dr. John Lohner, might be able to implant it back into your gums. If any of it remains in the socket, he might need to extract the root.

After your gums have healed, we can help restore the full function and appearance of the knocked-out tooth with a dental implant in Cedar Hills, Utah.

The process for replacing your knocked-out tooth with a dental implant starts with your dentist examining the area and taking a few X-rays. It’s important to make sure you have sufficient bone structure to mount a dental implant. If the knocked-out tooth also took some bone structure with it, you might need to have a bone graft performed.

To install a dental implant, we will drill a small channel into your jawbone. Then, a titanium implant will be screwed into place. This forms an abutment that will eventually fuse to the surrounding bone tissues to create a powerful anchor.

Once the implant is fully integrated into your jaw, your dentist can go about the standard practice of installing a dental crown. This will fully restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth.

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, we invite you to call Lexington Heights Dental at 801-756-2006 to discuss having it restored by a dental implant. We are always pleased to restore your healthy smile!