Have you had a tooth extracted? Think your problems are over for that particular tooth?
We hate to break it to you, but you still have some problems ahead—even if you don’t care about the gap in your smile.
Problems With Extracted Teeth
First off, 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 numerous 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 for an individual, and it makes them look a lot older.
Another dilemma is that the missing tooth may cause the surrounding teeth to shift. The remedy for misplaced teeth may involve months of treatment.
Fortunately, there is a cost-effective treatment that will prevent both of these concerns.
A tooth implant is a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement that restores your smile while retaining the healthy bone and gum tissue at the tooth site. A durable titanium post is inserted into the jawbone. The bone meshes with the post to create a durable, sturdy foundation for the visible part of the restoration.
It is the accurate size and shape of the extracted tooth so it keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting.
A dental implant consists of three parts: the titanium post, the abutment, and the restoration. We have hundreds of satisfied patients who are enjoying the aesthetic and functional benefits of tooth implants.
At Salt Lake Dental Care – Clint Blackwood DDS, we restore extracted teeth while preventing additional dental problems.
Schedule a dental implant consultation, and we will explain why implants are better than dentures and fixed bridges. To schedule a dental implant consultation, call 801-506-6009.