Replacing Your Extracted Tooth

Replacing Your Extracted Tooth

Posted by DISCOUNT DENTAL Apr 01, 2022

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Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure in which your non-repairable tooth has been removed to maintain oral health. The dentist may recommend tooth extraction in the case of trauma or injury, premature falling of baby teeth, impacted wisdom teeth, tooth decay or infection, and crowded teeth.

Many people do not prioritize their need to fill the gap in the mouth and argue that replacement of missing teeth is a waste of time and money. But, the fact is, the replacement of missing teeth after extraction is an essential step to restore the functionality of the mouth.

The Importance of Replacing Lost Teeth

When you fail to replace the missing tooth with restorative methods, teeth may shift to fill the gap left behind by the extracted tooth as time passes. This may cause issues with the bite, tooth sensitivity, chewing ability, and frequent wear and tear over time. Also, the improper bite causes strain to the jaw joints and causes Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. 

Dental Restorative Options After Tooth Extraction

Dental Implants

Dental Implants is the restorative method to replace the missing tooth without affecting the health of surrounding teeth. A titanium screw is inserted into the jawbone in the space left by the extracted tooth. These are artificial tooth roots that function similarly to a natural tooth and may last for a long period with proper care. A dental implant makes one enjoy their favorite food and makes a pleasant appearance that feels like natural teeth.

Removable Partial Dentures

Removable partial dentures are the least expensive replacement for the extracted tooth. They are removable false teeth with a gum-colored base, and metal or plastic clasps. Maintenance of partial dentures is quite easy as we can soak and brush them with a soft-bristled brush to remove food, plaque, and other deposits. 

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are the quick solution to restore the look and function of lost teeth. It acts as a bridge that covers the gap produced by the missing tooth. They rectify bite issues, chewing difficulties, and speech impairments, thus improving self-confidence.

If you have a desire to rebuild your confident smile after your tooth gets extracted, contact Discount Dental at 2735 W Court St, Pasco, WA 99301. Call us at (509) 212-9227 to book an appointment.

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