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Even though your teeth are strong, there are still times when a hard fall, blow to the face or other accident can crack a tooth. This can be a very serious problem. The depth of the crack will determine the treatment options that our Sarah E. Frye, DDS PA team recommends.

In many cases, a cracked tooth is so extensively damaged that we recommend having it completely extracted. Later, we can help you restore the cracked tooth with a dental implant in Lexington, North Carolina.

The dental implant treatment is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Most people choose to be deeply sedated for their own comfort, so you will need to arrange to have someone drive you to and from your appointment.

During the treatment, a small incision will be made in your gums to gain direct access to the bone. A narrow channel will be made in the bone and a special titanium abutment will be screwed into place. Titanium is known to be biologically safe and will eventually fuse to your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.

Once the titanium abutment has fused to the bone, your dentist, Dr. [dcotor_name], can completely restore the extracted tooth with a standard dental crown.

If you have recently cracked a tooth, you should contact Sarah E. Frye, DDS PA as soon as possible at 336.248.5057 to schedule an appointment.