Have you had a tooth extracted? Think of it as one issue down, one to go. Even if you don’t care about the gap in your smile, a missing tooth can cause other problems. You can avoid them with a dental implant from Decatur Smiles.
Problems With Extracted Teeth
When a tooth is extracted, the surrounding bone recedes. There is no tooth root requiring a blood supply, and the bone reacts accordingly.
People who have had multiple teeth extracted from the upper palette eventually develop a sunken-in look because they have lost a significant portion of their jawbone. It’s not a good look on anyone; it makes you look a lot older.
Another issue is that the missing tooth may cause the surrounding teeth to shift. The remedy for misplaced teeth may involve months of treatment.
The Best Solution For An Extracted Tooth
A dental implant is a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement that restores your smile while retaining the healthy bone and gum tissue at the tooth site.
Strictly speaking, the implant is a secure titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. The bone fuses with the post to create a sturdy, durable foundation. One of these foundations can support a single artificial tooth, while multiple implants can support a set of dentures.
At Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL, we restore extracted teeth while preventing additional dental ailments. To find out more about single dental implants or multiple, All-on-4 implants, call us to schedule an appointment.