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There are times when a severely decayed or damaged tooth is too compromised for your dentist, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer, to restore it with a root canal. Once the tooth is extracted, you will probably be interested in replacing that tooth so you can have a complete and beautiful smile.

One of the most effective ways to restore an extracted tooth is to install a dental implant.

To begin treatment, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer will first examine your mouth and jaw structure. It’s possible that when the tooth was knocked out, it resulted in the loss of bone structure. If this is the case, he might recommend receiving a bone graft before having the dental implant installed.

The dental implant procedure in Sarasota, Florida, can be performed on an outpatient basis. Most people choose to be deeply sedated, so you will need to have someone drive you home after the procedure.

During the appointment, a small incision will be made in your gums and a titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is a biologically safe metal that, in time, will fuse to your bone structure and create a solid anchor point.

When the titanium implant is secure, Dr. Kenneth M. Schweizer will fit the tooth with a standard dental crown to effectively replace the previously knocked-out tooth.

If you have a badly decayed or damaged tooth, you should call Sarasota Implant at 941-256-2488 to explore your treatment and restoration options.