Do I Need to Replace My Missing Tooth?
Have you recently had a tooth extracted or have the procedure scheduled for the near future? If so, you might be thinking about which tooth replacement method you will choose, or maybe you are trying to decide if you even need to replace the tooth. We know that it can be tempting to leave a space where your tooth once was, especially if it is a back molar. There are many circumstances that can lead to your hesitation such as cost, procedure time, and length of recovery. We want to share the importance of putting your doubts aside, speaking with our staff, and making an informed decision about which replacement method is most beneficial to your budget and lifestyle. Replacing a tooth after extraction is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it is also beneficial to your overall oral and physical health.
Why Replace Teeth?
Each tooth in your mouth serves a purpose and does a job. When one tooth is missing, it affects the way all the other teeth work. Although you might not see the effects immediately, severe damage can be caused by the space of the missing teeth. Each tooth in your mouth provides support to the surrounding teeth. When one tooth is removed and the support is missing, the surrounding teeth can begin to shift, becoming misaligned. A good analogy would be playing a game of Jenga. When one piece is moved, the effects might not be seen immediately, but as the game is continued, that one piece can eventually cause all the pieces to move and eventually fall. The jawbone also can begin to decay when a tooth is removed. Teeth provide constant stimulation to keep your jaw from deteriorating. A jaw that has deteriorated can cause the shape of the face to change as well.
What Are My Replacement Options?
We offer numerous tooth replacement options that each have their own benefits. We will discuss with you the best option for not only your budget, but also your lifestyle. It is important to think about if you are looking for a permanent fix, a long-term fix, or a temporary fix. We offer:
If you are in need of a tooth replacement and would like more information about which treatment plan is best for you, please contact our office located in Lewisville, TX. We look forward to helping you with your dental needs soon.