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There are times when a hard fall or blow to the face can create a cracked tooth. Sometimes, a cracked tooth can be saved by a root canal. However, most of the time, the damage is so extensive that your dentist, Dr. Param Gill, must extract the tooth to prevent further problems.

Once your gums have healed following the extraction, your dentist can help you understand your tooth-replacement options. One of the most effective methods of replacing a tooth is to install a dental implant.

For the treatment, Dr. Param Gill will need to refer you to an oral surgeon who will install the implant post. This is done by making a small incision in your gums and drilling a narrow channel into your jaw bone. The surgeon will then screw a titanium abutment into the channel and will suture the incision.

In time, the titanium abutment will naturally fuse to your bone and will create a very solid anchor point. Once this happens, Dr. Param Gill will take a detailed impression of the abutment and will send it to a dental lab.

The dental lab will use the impression as a guide to create a custom-shaped crown. When the crown is ready, Dr. Param Gill will cement it into place during a short appointment. With the proper care and cleaning, your new dental implant will serve you for many years to come.

If you have a cracked or otherwise damaged tooth, you should not delay in calling Monte Vista Dental at 209.669.6500 to schedule an appointment. We are happy to help you with a dental implant in Turlock, California!