Have you recently experienced tooth loss and are considering which option is the best for replacing your tooth? There can be a number of reasons why a patient might be missing a tooth, such as severe decay, complications from an illness or medication, an injury or trauma to the mouth. No matter the reason the tooth is missing, we encourage our patients to replace their missing teeth as soon as possible. The only teeth that do not need to be replaced are wisdom teeth, children’s baby teeth and teeth that are removed for orthodontic purposes.
At Geoffry E. Hallstead, DMD, we try every treatment we can to save your natural teeth, but unfortunately, it is not always possible, and a tooth may need to be extracted. Some patients, such as those going through chemotherapy or preparing for an organ transplant, may need an extraction to optimize their oral health for a successful medical treatment. Our younger patients may need to have one or more teeth removed before starting orthodontic treatment or to help the adult teeth emerge properly. Sometimes, we recommend extracting severely decayed teeth that are beginning to affect the surrounding teeth and gums. No matter the reason for the extraction, we are here to help you every step of the way.
Do you have a tooth or teeth that need to be replaced and are struggling to choose a replacement method that feels like a good fit? Perhaps you love the idea of implants but aren’t too happy about the cost or recovery time. You may also be considering dentures but are looking for something a little more permanent. If this sounds like you, we may have the solution you have been looking for. Read on to learn about a tooth replacement option you may not have heard of yet.