For some patients, part of restoring their smiles means extracting a tooth that is beyond saving, or that poses an imminent threat to the rest of your oral health. Fortunately, extracting a tooth doesn’t have to have the lasting impact on your smile that tooth loss often has. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental implant office, we can carefully extract the tooth in question using advanced technology and techniques for optimal comfort. We can also replace your extracted tooth the same day with a lifelike dental implant, restoring the tooth’s function and its supportive root.

Why does the tooth have to go?

The need for tooth extraction can stem from a wide range of conditions. For example, if a tooth has become so structurally damaged that it can’t be fixed with a custom restoration, such as a dental crown, the next goal is to restore your bite’s ability to function properly. That may require extracting the damaged tooth and replacing it to restore your bite’s balance and the rest of your teeth’s ability to absorb bite pressure.

What about the rest of my oral health?

Tooth extraction is reserved as a last-resort treatment because it means choosing to lose a tooth, which can have several impacts on your oral health. Once the troublesome tooth is removed, the loss can affect everything from your smile’s appearance to your bite’s function and the potential risks your remaining healthy teeth can face. For this reason, we often recommend planning to replace the tooth as part of the tooth extraction procedure. Removing the tooth will remove the threat that it posed and replacing it will complete your smile’s restoration.

What’s the best option for replacing the tooth?

Because the goal of replacing your extracted tooth is to reestablish its vital functions, the best option for many patients is to choose a dental implant-supported crown. Implant restorations are designed to closely mimic your healthy, natural tooth structures by providing a prosthetic post to replace the tooth’s root. For optimal results, we may be able to perform your tooth extraction and dental implant placement during the same visit, minimizing the chances that the tooth’s absence can impact your oral health.

Learn more about tooth extraction

If tooth extraction is the preferable option for restoring your smile, we’ll help make the process as minimally invasive as possible, and are happy to answer questions you may have! For more information, 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.