The first thing we learn about our dental health is that caring for our teeth on a daily basis is important for preserving our healthy, natural smiles. It’s only years later that we learn those efforts aren’t always successful, especially if our hygiene and dental care routines aren’t consistent. In some cases, the problems that develop can become severe enough that preserving every tooth may not longer be possible. If so, then extracting a tooth may be necessary. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental office, we can replace the tooth the same day that it’s extracted with a lifelike dental implant and crown.
If it’s necessary, don’t wait
The reason why the suggestion to extract a tooth might surprise some patients is because they know the goal of their dental care is to help them prevent tooth loss. This is true, which is why the need for tooth extraction is a serious one. When weighed against the effort to prevent tooth loss, trying to preserve and restore a severely damaged, infected, or impacted tooth could cause even more harm to your oral tissues and structures. In most cases, the tooth will eventually fall out on its own, but not without leaving behind significant damage to the rest of your smile.
Extraction may be the tooth’s last resort
Besides the severe nature of a dental condition that calls for tooth extraction, urgency to address it could also stem from having no other viable options for preserving your smile. This may include conditions such as:
- Impacted wisdom teeth (third molars)
- Severe, internal tooth infection (or tooth decay)
- Extreme structural damage to a tooth
- A fracture or break in a tooth’s root
- And more
It’s not the end of your healthy smile
We always urge patients to take tooth extraction seriously to prevent further complications from the tooth, but we also offer good news for patients who do require it. After the tooth is removed, the biggest concern is replacing it to prevent the potential consequences of tooth loss. For optimal convenience and results, we can replace your tooth with a custom dental implant and crown on the same day that it’s extracted. An implant-supported crown replaces both your tooth’s root and its visible crown, creating a highly lifelike replica of your healthy, natural tooth structure. Please note that some patients don’t have sufficient oral health for same day extractions and implants and may need to heal from their extractions before implants can be placed. Be sure to ask Dr. Brown during your free consultation if you qualify for same day extractions.
Learn how tooth extraction can benefit your smile
Extracting and replacing a tooth may be the only way to save the rest of your smile when the tooth can’t be restored. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling 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.