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A hard fall or blow to the face can sometimes have the potential to carry enough force to crack or shatter a tooth. Sometimes the damage can be so extensive that Dr. Kenneth Schweizer simply cannot save it. The tooth must be extracted to prevent pain and future complications.

Once your gums have completely healed, Dr. Kenneth Schweizer can help you understand your restoration options. In the past, bridge work was seen as the only way to fully restore an extracted tooth. Today dental implants are fast becoming the new industry standard in restoration dentistry.

At the start of the process Dr. Kenneth Schweizer will examine the area and take a few X-rays. This way he can determine if you have sufficient bone structure to mount a dental implant. If the extraction caused a loss of bone structure in the jaw, then he might recommend having a bone graft installed.

The dental implant procedure involves an oral surgeon drilling a small channel into your jawbone. Then a titanium implant is screwed into place. Titanium is the metal of choice because it is biologically inert and will eventually fuse to your jawbone. This will create a very strong anchor that will eventually secure a crown.

If you have a cracked, damaged or missing tooth, you should contact Dr. Kenneth Schweizer’s office in Sarasota, Florida at 941-926-4888 for immediate treatment.