When you think of tooth replacement, you may automatically associate it with tooth loss. The most common reasons for needing to replace a tooth are because it’s been lost due to something like gum disease, or accidental trauma. However, when a tooth is severely compromised, removing and replacing it might be the most effective way to restore your smile and preserve your long-term oral health. At our Ft. Worth, TX, dental office, we can help you determine if replacing your tooth is the better option by performing a comprehensive examination. If it is, we can plan to extract and replace the tooth all in the same day.

Why extracting a tooth isn’t more common

If losing a tooth weren’t such a big deal for your oral health, it might be recommended for more often. It can sometimes seem simpler to just extract a tooth that’s damaged or decayed and replace it with a lifelike dental implant restoration. However, removing the tooth is a big deal; it can impact your remaining healthy teeth, your jawbone structure, your surrounding facial structures, and much more. This is why replacing a tooth is only recommended when necessary. If possible, your dentist will prefer to restore the tooth and help you preserve what remains of its healthy, natural tooth structure.

When removing a tooth is the better option

If a tooth isn’t already lost, then replacing it will require removing it first. Because the tooth is too compromised to restore, it can also pose a threat to your smile and oral health if it remains. Some of the most frequent reasons for requiring tooth extraction and replacement can include:

  • Your tooth has suffered extensive structural damage
  • An infection (decay) in your tooth has become extreme
  • The root of a tooth fractures and breaks below the gum line
  • A previous restoration in your tooth fails
  • And more

What we do to restore and preserve your smile

In addition to reserving tooth extraction and replacement for extreme cases, our goal is always to restore and preserve your smile in a minimally invasive manner. During the tooth extraction procedure, we’ll use advanced technology and techniques to ensure the complete removal of the tooth and its root with minimal disturbance to the surrounding bone structure. We’ll also plan on replacing the tooth with a lifelike dental implant and crown on the same day that we remove the tooth to minimize the potential effects of the tooth’s loss.

Learn if your tooth should be replaced

If your tooth is severely compromised, then it may be better for your oral health to extract and replace it. 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.