Preparing Smiles With Tooth Extraction

santa rosa tooth extractionSometimes, when you suffer from extensive tooth loss, preparing the smile for a set of lifelike and durable dental implant dentures means starting with a tooth extraction. We can do this with comfort and a gentle approach. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral and maxillofacial surgeons talk about preparing smiles with a tooth extraction.

Making Smiles Dental Implant Ready

When you have lost a substantial number of your teeth, this could cause problems eating and speaking, and even lead to an older appearance as your jawbone loses mass and density. To replace your missing and support a fixed denture, we could connect a prosthetic to several dental implants inserted into your jaw, which prevents the loss of mass and density, and provides a durable and lifelike new smile. But if you have a few remaining teeth, these may need to be removed, especially if they’re heavily decayed or diseased. To do so, we will need to conduct a tooth extraction.

The Tooth Extraction Process

First, we will take detailed digital x-rays to plan the process in detail. When we’re ready, we will administer a local numbing agent to the area around the teeth, and also sedation to help you stay calm and comfortable. Next, we gently extract the teeth with a pair of forceps. We may provide epical medication to preserve the extraction site and leave it ready to receive dental implants once everything heals properly. We will ensure this stage of the process, and all that comes after it, is comfortable for our patients.

Moving Forward with Tooth Replacement

Once we have extracted the teeth, we will plan and guide the implant placement process with advanced digital technology. We will insert these biocompatible titanium posts directly into the jawbone, where they bond with the jaw like natural roots. We can then attach abutments that allow us to connect the lifelike and custom-made denture to them. In some cases, such as All-On-Four, we can complete every step in the same visit, so you leave our office with a full smile.

If you have minor or major cases of tooth loss, then we can help with tooth extraction and implant dentistry. If you have any questions about this procedure, or if you’re ready to finally tackle your tooth loss, then contact our team today to learn more. Everyone deserves to have a full and beautiful smile, and want to help you!

Finding the Right Solutions for Tooth Loss

We can offer a tooth removal with comfort and health. To learn more about how we prepare smiles for the placement of lifelike dental implant dentures, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.