These days, restoring smiles is simpler than it’s ever been. Advanced, lifelike restorations like dental crowns can help teeth bounce back even from some severe conditions, like fractured or broken teeth. However, there may still be times when restoring a tooth’s original health, strength, and integrity isn’t possible. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental office, we may be able to fully restore your smile by extracting the tooth, instead, and replacing it with a lifelike dental implant. With an implanted post, your replacement tooth can more fully restore the function and appearance of your whole smile.

When the tooth is severely damaged

Tooth damage is a common reason for needing restorative dental care, but when it’s severe enough, it can also be a common reason for needing tooth extraction. For example, if a fracture is extensive enough to damage the tooth’s root, then a crown or other restoration won’t be able to fix it. The facture will continue to grow worse, and the root will become less stable and a danger to the jawbone structure and tissues surrounding it. To minimize this risk and restore your bite’s full function, we can extract the tooth and replace its damaged root with a biocompatible dental implant.

When tooth decay destroys the tooth

Tooth decay is a more common concern than tooth damage, and it may affect your smile multiple times throughout your life. Fortunately, it can usually be treated early with a tooth filling, which restores the section of your tooth’s crown that’s been eroded by the cavity. In severe cases, root canal treatment may be necessary, but is still effective at restoring and preserving the tooth. Yet, there may be extreme circumstances when decay erodes too much of a tooth’s healthy structure to restore. By extracting and replacing the tooth, we can eliminate the risk of the decay spreading beyond the tooth, as well as restore your healthy and beautiful smile.

When a tooth is severely out of alignment

The alignment of your teeth is an important factor in their health and integrity, and straightening crooked teeth is important to maintaining that health and integrity. While orthodontic and other treatments can often improve tooth alignment, some teeth may be so crooked that they interfere with the success of that treatment. As a last resort, extracting the tooth and replacing it may be essential to successfully improving bite alignment.

Find out if you should extract and replace a tooth

When a tooth can’t be restored, extracting it and replacing it with a compatible dental implant can be the best way to restore your smile’s health and appearance. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation, call The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.