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If you suffer a hard enough blow to the face, it could actually cause a deep crack in a tooth. If the damage extends deep into the root, it might be so severe that your dentist, Dr. Forrest Packard, cannot save it with a root canal. In a case like this, he might need to completely extract the tooth to prevent further problems.

Once your gums have completely healed, Dr. Forrest Packard can help you explore your options for replacing the tooth. One of the best ways to do this is by having a dental implant installed.

Sometimes the extraction process also involves removing some bone tissues from the socket so you might need to receive a bone graft to restore the missing structure.

Dr. Forrest Packard will then refer you to an oral surgeon who will install the implant. The oral surgeon will make a careful incision in your gums. A narrow channel will then be made into the bone. A titanium implant will be screwed into the channel in the bone and your gums will be sutured closed.

Titanium is known for being biologically safe and it will integrate into the surrounding bone tissues to create a very solid abutment for anchoring a dental crown.

Once your gums have healed and the titanium implant has fully integrated into the surrounding bone tissues, Dr. Forrest Packard can go about the process of installing a crown. This will fully replace the cracked tooth.

If you have a cracked tooth in Ellensburg, Washington, you should not delay in contacting Creekside Dental Ellensburg at 509-933-4800 for timely treatment.