A tooth can go missing for several reasons, but in the broadest categories, it’s either lost or extracted. That means the tooth was uprooted before you could see your dentist (tooth loss), or it’s become so compromised that it has to come out for the good of your smile (tooth extraction). In either case, the end result is the same – your smile has one less tooth than it did before, and this alone can greatly impact your oral health. Fortunately, dental implants can often address this loss with optimal results and help you rebuild your healthy, full smile once again.
When you lose a tooth
Losing a tooth can occur for several reasons, including accidental trauma or a severe dental issue that isn’t treated in time. When it occurs, replacing the lost tooth as soon as possible is essential to preserving the rest of your healthy smile. This may include addressing the underlying cause of the tooth loss (or additional damage, in the cause of trauma). Once your smile is ready, placing a dental implant post in your jawbone will replacing not only the visible part of your lost tooth, but also the root that helped stabilize it.
When you extract a tooth
If your dentist tells you that you have to have a tooth extracted, then the prospect of tooth extraction might dominate your attention. However, extracting a tooth is only meant to remove it when it can’t be saved; the space in your smile left behind by the extracted tooth is another concern that must be addressed. At our office, we can perform tooth extraction and tooth replacement with a dental implant all during the same visit. This will fill the space in your smile and in your jawbone sooner so you have a better chance of preserving the rest of your smile.
Completing your smile in one day
Extracting a tooth and replacing it with a dental implant in the same day helps streamline your entire smile restoration procedure. In addition, we can also place a temporary restoration on your dental implants to wear until your implants are ready to receive the permanent restoration. This allows you to enjoy your new smile faster, and can help you feel more comfortable about seeking tooth extraction and replacement as soon as possible.
Learn more about same-day treatment
Whether you’ve lost a tooth or need to have one extracted, the best thing for your smile may be to restore it and rebuild your smile the day. 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.