Every tooth in your mouth is anchored into its socket by a series of periodontal ligaments. Unfortunately, there are rare instances when a blow to the face or an accidental fall can actually knock one of your teeth out of place.
If a tooth is whole and still alive, your dentist, Dr. Nitya Balan, might be able to implant it back into the socket. However, this is very rare. A knocked-out tooth is most likely too damaged to be implanted back into the socket. In a case like this, we often recommend extracting any remnants of the tooth from the socket and suturing your gums.
Once your gums have healed, the our Discovery Park Dental team can begin the process of restoring the knocked-out tooth with a dental bridge. A dental bridge in Cedar Park, Texas, mimics the appearance of a natural tooth.
Your dentist will prepare the teeth that will anchor the bridge by removing most of their enamel. Then, she will make an impression of your smile and will send that impression to the professional dental lab where your new bridge will be made.
Hard, plastic, temporary crowns will be secured over each anchoring tooth to protect them while you await the completion of your final bridge.
We will call you back into Discovery Park Dental for a brief, follow-up appointment when your bridge comes back from the dental lab. During this appointment, the temporary crowns will be removed and your dentist will cement your new bridge into place.
If one of your teeth has recently been knocked out, you should not delay in contacting Discovery Park Dental at 512.260.8330 to schedule an appointment.