Sports Injuries: Baseball Bat To The Face

Sports are fun, but occasionally accidents happen causing severe personal injuries. It is important to wear all safety gear while playing, professional or with your friends and family. Here are some helpful facts from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Basketball, football, hockey, martial arts, and boxing carry the highest risk. However, noncontact sports carry risk as well. In intercollegiate athletes, there was a fivefold increase in risk for dental trauma in basketball compared with football, possibly due to mouth guard protection.

Case Presentation:
In this patient case study, this gentleman was injured playing baseball when the baseball bat hit him straight in the mouth causing fractures to his front teeth and the bone holding the teeth.

Case Overview:
This case started by reconstructing the bone and the gum with grafts.
Sufficient bone is necessary to place the implants, and proper gum thickness prevents high crowns and food trap.
The patient had to go through several grafts due to the severe injury he had endured.
An option a patient has is to do a removable partial denture.

Best Solution For Patient:
Based on his age, the patient did not want anything removable. Therefore, we inserted two implants and placed on an implant-supported fixed bridge, plus two gold custom abutments.

In the end, This gave the patient complete satisfaction in both appearance and quality of the outcome.

Dental Emergencies:
If you or someone you know damaged their teeth by playing sports feel free to call us immediately. At New Smile Prosthodontics, we are on call 24/7 to attend emergencies. All you have to do is contacting us, and if it is after hours, please leave a detailed message, and one of the members of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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