The goal of replacing missing teeth is to fill the gaps in your smile and restore balance and function to your smile, so you enjoy optimal oral health and a smile that inspires confidence. However, along the way the process may actually involve the removal of one or more teeth. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, dentist looks at the reasoning behind same-day tooth extraction.
Why Do We Extract a Tooth?
There could be a number of different reasons to remove a tooth when you see us for tooth replacement. For example, if you have lost the vast majority of your teeth, the number of missing teeth could be too large to address with a partial prosthetic. However, to place a complete set of new teeth with implant dentistry, we will need to remove the few left behind.
We could also remove any that we find to be in severely poor health. As we examine your smile, discovering a tooth that has become damaged, suffered advanced decay, or has become infected, or is loose due to periodontal disease, we may extract it as part of the smile restoration process.
Ensuring Your Comfort with Sedation
To limit the number of visits you require and shorten your path toward a full and beautiful smile, we will offer the extraction in the same visit as your dental implant placement. After we administer an IV sedation, you will enter a deep state of calm and relaxation. A trained anesthesiologist will monitor your vitals throughout the procedure, and we will employ a pair of forceps to gently remove the tooth or teeth in question. Next, we move forward with the implant placement process.
The Implant Placement and Restoration Process
Once we remove any teeth in the path of your smile improvement, we will employ advanced technology to guide the placement of one or more one-piece dental implant posts. Created from titanium, a biocompatible material, they will bond with the jawbone much like a natural root, which secures them for decades to come in some cases. Once we complete this process, we will move forward with the restoration, which provides the visible portion of your new smile. If you have any questions about how we address one or more missing teeth with implant technology, or about the process of providing a same-day dental extraction, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Extraction?
We would like to help you maintain a whole smile again with advanced technology and lifelike replacement teeth, whether you’ve lost one tooth, or the majority of them. To learn more about the process of restoring a smile’s function, health, and beauty, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.