There are many different ways in which you can reduce your risks of experiencing tooth loss, many of which involve receiving appropriate dental health care when necessary. With the right, timely dental treatment, you can help stop many types of dental issues from leading to the loss of one or more teeth. However, sometimes, dental treatment involves extracting a tooth out of necessity, either because the tooth has developed improperly or because it has become too extensively compromised to save. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we not only extract troublesome teeth, but can also replace the tooth the same day to help you better preserve your smile in the long-term.

Why is tooth extraction necessary?

Extracting a tooth isn’t a decision your dentist takes lightly. The tooth won’t grow back, so removing it is permanent. Therefore, tooth extraction is only recommended when absolutely necessary, which can describe a variety of different circumstances. For example, if you have an impacted wisdom tooth, then we can surgically remove it so that it stops pushing against and damaging nearby teeth and jawbone structure. If your tooth is severely damaged and can’t be restored, then reestablishing your good oral health may require removing and replacing the tooth.

Why to replace the tooth afterward?

Wisdom teeth are not typically necessary for your bite to function properly, and after they’re extracted, they don’t usually need to be replaced. However, extracting other teeth can leave a space in your bite that can have a highly negative impact on your bite function, oral health, and more. For instance, your remaining teeth may shift out of balance, your teeth and gums can be more at risk of disease, and your jawbone can suffer from the loss of your tooth’s root.

Why is a dental implant the best option?

After extracting a tooth, whatever threat the tooth posed to your oral health will also be removed. To eliminate the threat of tooth loss and restore your bite’s health and function, we may recommend placing a dental implant and crown in place of the lost tooth the same day that we extract it. A dental implant can offer the most beneficial restorative benefits thanks to its ability to replace the root of your lost tooth. This not only helps keep your remaining healthy teeth stable, but also addresses the consequences of your lost tooth root.

Learn more about replacing extracted teeth

When a tooth needs to be extracted, there’s a good chance that it also needs to be replaced, preferably as soon as possible. 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.