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If you experience a blow to the face, a hard fall, or another oral accident, you could fracture, crack, or break a tooth. A broken tooth is at risk of significant dental damage that results in it needing extraction to prevent further dental complications. Following the healing of your gums after extraction, we can help you review your options for tooth restoration. One of the most effective dental restorations following a broken tooth is to receive a dental implant.

If the tooth or extraction has resulted in lost bone structure around the tooth, Dr. Robert Horowitz may recommend that you undergo a bone graft prior to receiving the implant.

The process of placing a dental implant is typically performed on an outpatient basis, and many patients prefer to be deeply sedated for maximum comfort. If this is the case for you, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the procedure.

To place an implant, we surgically screw a titanium abutment into the jawbone below the gums. Titanium is the material of choice because it is biologically safe and should fuse with the natural jawbone over time to form a tight bond. Once the area has fully healed and the implant is bonded to the bone, we can place a custom-made dental crown to complete the dental implant.

For more information about dental implants in Scarsdale, New York, we invite you to contact Robert A. Horowitz, DDS at 914-529-4136 today and schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Robert Horowitz.