Have you recently had a tooth extracted? Or maybe you have learned that you are suffering from extreme decay and need to make a decision about a tooth replacement option. We know that it can be extremely upsetting to deal with tooth loss and extreme decay. We want to help get you on track and choose a tooth replacement as soon as possible. Our first recommendation to our patients is always a dental implant. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option that can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or even complete arches of teeth.
It can be disheartening and unsettling if you are missing a tooth. No matter the reason—whether it is decay, physical trauma, gum disease, a medical condition, or normal wear and tear—we know that many of our patients feel self-conscious. While you might feel alone in what you are going through, the American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. When patients are missing a tooth, the first thought always heads towards aesthetics or how it will impact the way a person looks. Although that is important, we also want to touch on the physical implications of a missing tooth on your oral health and why it is extremely important to replace a missing tooth as soon as possible.
At Parkside Dental Care, we always try our best to attempt every solution to fix a problem tooth. Unfortunately, there are certain instances where our recommendation is a tooth extraction. This is the process of fully removing the tooth and tooth root from the mouth. Even though permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are instances where care or injury changes that outcome.