We do our best to save your teeth, but sometimes the best option is to extract the tooth in order to get you out of pain and discomfort.
There are many reasons that an extraction is performed:
Tooth is unrestorable
No need to worry, there are many options to replace and restore your smile, such as implants, bridges, dentures, or partials.
Dental implants are a more long-term solution to replacing missing teeth. For those we wear dentures/partials or do not have enough supporting teeth for a bridge, an implant may be your next best option.
If you are considering dental implants, consult with your dentist to determine if you are a good candidate for implants.
There are 3 phases to an implant:
A titanium implant is surgically placed into the jawbone
After the implant is placed, your bone will begin to grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration. This process is what makes implants so strong and can take several months.
Once your implant has integrated with your jawbone, your dentist will fabricate a crown for you.
Another alternative to replacing missing teeth are dentures or partials.
Having missing teeth not only effects your appearance but it can also effect your health. Dentures/partials can make eating easier, improve your speech, and improve your smile.
When you lose all your teeth, it can cause the muscles in your face to sag which makes you look older. Dentures help to minimize the sagging by filling out the missing space, which in turn reduces the appearance of aging.
No matter how many teeth you are missing, know that you don't have to struggle any longer. Consult your dentist to discuss the treatment option that will be best for you.