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Thanks to your tooth enamel, your teeth are incredibly hard and bite through and chew tough foods. However, situations in which dental trauma or a blow to the face can cause a tooth to crack, severely fracture or even shatter. If damages occurring in the root or socket is severe, our dentist may need to extract the remaining tooth structure and replace it with a dental implant.

Once the gums have healed from the tooth extraction, he will perform a thorough examination of your mouth, including the use of dental X-rays, to help him understand your mouth’s overall health and gauge the amount of remaining bone structure.

We can typically place dental implants in just one outpatient procedure that will require you to be put under deep sedation. Following this appointment, you will experience some lingering effects of the sedative, so you will need to have family member or friend drive you home after.

To place your dental implant, Dr. Chet Hymas will create a small incision in the gums to directly access your underlying jawbone. Following the drilling of a narrow channel into the bone, our dentist places a titanium abutment–titanium is well known as a biologically safe material that fuses with your bones and forms a permanent anchor.

Following a period of healing for the gums and fusing between the titanium abutment and surrounding bone tissues, you can return to Hymas Family Dental to receive a custom-made dental crown.

If you have a tooth that is in bad shape and you’re interested in receiving a dental implant in Spokane Valley, Washington, call 509-922-1360 today to receive treatment from our team at Hymas Family Dental.