While your dentist at The Tooth Doc always tries to preserve your natural tooth structures, some cases require extraction as the best path to return you to optimum oral health. Your tooth extraction procedure at The Tooth Doc will involve the latest and safest tools and techniques, and with the offending tooth extracted, you can begin the discussion with your dentist about further treatment.
Q: What are my options to replace a missing tooth?
A: By replacing missing teeth either with a bridge or implant, you will alleviate the problems associated with missing a tooth and will restore your smile to its beautiful, full appearance. A bridge is one solution for replacing a tooth. By using neighboring teeth as the supportive structure, your dentist at The Tooth Doc will place a porcelain restoration into the vacant space, restoring the functionality and look of your smile. A dental implant is also an excellent solution. Dental implants involve the placement of a titanium post directly into the jawbone. Once the post has bonded to the bone, it can act as a new, solid support for a natural-looking, porcelain restoration. Implants can replace a single tooth, or an entire set of teeth, offering more function and permanence than traditional dentures.
Implants work so well because they replicate your natural bite by serving as a substitute for your teeth’s natural roots, promoting bone retention.