Have you had a tooth extracted? Think your difficulties 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 and shrinks. 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 for a person, and it makes them look a lot older.
Another problem 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 service that will prevent both of these issues.
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 stable 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 precise 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 La Costa Dental Excellence, we restore extracted teeth while preventing additional dental conditions.
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