Our teenage son was in his first year of college when he had a sports injury. You hear about torn ligaments and other things, but with safety gear worn you don’t think about a serious jaw injury. He got his jaw broken and it needed surgical repair. He lost one tooth right in the middle of his upper jaw. The surgery repaired his face so you can only see a very fine scar. After several months we went to http://www.codenspecialists.com/services/dental-implants/ to see about getting him a tooth implant for the one that was missing.
The plastic surgeon told us we would have to wait for the bones to heal completely before a dental implant could be considered. Imaging showed that the jaw was completely healed and bone had filled in all of the gaps. The orthodontist said that there was a solid base to mount the dental implant screw into his jaw. The replacement tooth goes on top of the stud of the screw that stays above the gum line. It sound painful, but it really isn’t. Continue reading