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Dental avulsion is a technical term used to describe a tooth that has been knocked out or severely damaged by oral trauma. When this happens, the trauma to the socket or the tooth is often so significant that Dr. Pantea Nooraee cannot viably implant the tooth back into your gums.

To effectively restore the presence of the tooth in your mouth, he might suggest a dental implant.

The first step in the process involves sedating you in preparation for inserting a titanium dental implant into the underlying bone structure. Thanks to a natural process, which is known as osseointegration, the titanium material will gradually fuse with the bone tissues in the socket.

Once this has occurred, it will provide a very strong anchor that feels similar to the original tooth. The material Dr. Pantea Nooraee recommends for the eventual crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth and its role in chewing food.

Porcelain crowns are best for restoring a tooth lost in your smile. This type of crown is strong enough to bite into common food and the porcelain can be shaded to match the surrounding natural teeth. To restore a molar, Dr. Pantea Nooraee might recommend a gold or metal alloy crown. This will give the tooth the durability to chew and grind food for years to come.

If you live in the Frisco, Texas, area and you need to have a tooth restored, you should call (972) 335-3000 to schedule a consultation at Twins Family Dentistry.