If you have a damaged tooth, then we may need to extract it and then replace it with a lifelike dental implant. If you lose most of your teeth, then a general extraction could be recommended to pave the way for implant dentures. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, CA, oral surgeons explain how we offer comfortable extractions and tooth replacement.
Addressing Poor Oral Health
When a tooth is severely damaged, a crown may not be able to adequately repair it, and removal could prevent the onset of infection. Likewise, a tooth with very advanced decay or infection beyond the reach of a root canal could need extraction to prevent the spread of infection. Tooth removal could also help naturally impacted teeth, baby teeth with roots that didn’t dissolve as expected, or to prevent the impaction of wisdom teeth. We could even take out a tooth for those with severe misalignment, so there is room for the orthodontics to continue treatment to correct poor alignment. As you see, a general extraction is often crucial for protecting your smile from painful complications.
The Removal Process
We will also administer dental sedation to ensure you feel calm and comfortable, and also a bonding agent to the area around the soon-to-be-removed tooth. We then gently remove the tooth with forceps, and place medicated material on the area before suturing it closed. We then will have detailed after care instructions and prescribed medications to facilitate a complication-free healing process!
Now, our team is also experienced in the placement of dental implants, and if you lose a tooth to damage or infection, then we could help fill the gap in your smile with the placement of one or more dental implants. Inserted into the jawbone, the biocompatible titanium roots bond with the bone tissue, We then attach a custom-made and lifelike restoration to complete the tooth.
Preparing Smiles for Implant Dentures
An extraction could also prepare the way for a full set of implant dentures. For example, if you have lost the majority of your teeth, and the few that remain are already decayed or disease, we may extract them. Next, we start the process of designing and creating a prosthetic, and inserting multiple dental implants to support the finished denture. You then have a complete smile again! If you have any questions, then please give us a call.
Do You Have Questions About Tooth Replacement?
Our team wants to ensure that whether you need an extraction or a new tooth, we can offer solutions with comfort and ease. To learn more about improving the health and function of your smile with oral surgery, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.