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A hard fall or blow to the face can sometimes carry enough force to severely crack, fracture or break a tooth. Sometimes the damage can be so extensive that Dr. James S. Parham’s only viable course of action is to extract the tooth.

Once the broken tooth has been extracted and your gums have healed he can help you understand your restoration options. One of the most effective methods is to restore the extracted tooth with a dental implant.

The outpatient procedure requires deep sedation. So you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you out at home while you are getting back on your feet.

Once you are fully sedated, a small incision is made in your gums and a small channel is drilled into the bone. Then a titanium abutment is screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually integrate into the bone structure of your jaw in a process known as osseointegration.

Once the implanted abutment has completely integrated with your jaw bone Dr. James S. Parham can install a crown made of gold, base metals or porcelain. Your fully restored tooth should last for many years to come.

If you have a broken or damaged tooth, you should call Dr. James S. Parham’s office in Springdale, Arkansas at phone to schedule an appointment.