The health and integrity of your teeth can potentially be compromised by a number of different things. Fortunately, most of those things can be effectively addressed with the right restorative dental treatment. For many of the most common concerns, restorative dentistry can help you successfully restore and preserve a tooth that’s been compromised. However, in some cases, the damage to your tooth can be more significant than restorative treatment can address. To fully restore the rest of your smile, you may need to have the tooth extracted and replaced as soon as possible.

Reasons why teeth might need extraction

There are several different potential reasons for your dentist or oral health specialist to recommend extracting a tooth. One of the more common reasons involves the impaction of your third molars, or wisdom teeth, which don’t need to be replaced after they’ve been extracted. On the contrary, removing impacted wisdom teeth is often necessary because the dental ridge is already full of healthy, natural teeth. However, if a tooth is damaged or infected, or is poorly positioned in a way that makes restoring your smile difficult or impossible, then extracting it could be the best option, as well.

Why tooth replacement needs to be part of it

Except for impacted wisdom teeth, most other types of teeth that are extracted are only removed because they’ve been severely compromised. The rest of your smile will still react to the loss of the natural tooth structure, and this reaction can lead to several long-term complications with your oral health, bite function, and more. Because of this, replacing your extracted tooth should be a part of your treatment plan. For many patients, we can design treatment to include extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant all in a single visit.

How to complete your entire treatment faster

Same-day tooth extraction involves condensing your overall treatment plan to include extracting the tooth in question and replacing it with a biocompatible dental implant all in one day. The process can be a significant advantage in restoring your smile, as it reduces the risks that extracting the tooth will negatively impact the rest of your oral structures. With a dental implant post and lifelike restoration, we can also help you restore the tooth’s healthy function and better preserve your oral health and bite function.

Learn more about extracting and replacing a tooth

Sometimes, your smile’s best option is to extract and replace a tooth as soon as possible, preferably all within the same day. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.