Getting tooth extractions when teeth are decayed or damaged can be a necessary step to take to improve people’s oral health. While tooth extractions are usually done as a last resort, since saving a natural tooth is a priority, it can be important to do to maintain good oral and overall health. Once the necessary teeth are removed, the patient will likely be left with an aesthetically unpleasing smile.
However, this is not the end! After getting a tooth extraction in Tavares, FL, those teeth can be replaced with dental implants.
Why May I Need My Teeth Extracted?
When people’s teeth get extracted, they may experience a painful dry socket. When adult teeth are extracted, a blood clot forms over the surgical site of the tooth extraction, serving as a protective layer over the underlying bone and nerve endings in the empty space where the tooth once was.
Dry socket occurs when the blood clot at the site of the tooth extraction does not develop, or it dislodges or dissolves before the surgical site is fully healed. Exposure of the underlying bone and nerves result in intense pain that can affect the socket and the nerves on the side of the face where the extraction occurred.
Radiating pain and discomfort can be the result of dry socket and can last for up to three days after the tooth is extracted. As if that’s not bad enough, jawbone loss can occur at the site of where the tooth was extracted because the removed tooth nerves also causes a loss of stimulation and blood flow to that area.
Why Are Dental Implants Used To Replace Extracted Teeth In Tavares, FL?
The great news is dental implants can be used to replace extracted teeth. Dental implants are placed in the patients jawbone with maximum precision from a skilled doctor with extensive training, using the highest quality technologies.
Dental implants are made up of three main parts:
Dental Implant Post:
The dental implant post is made from the biocompatible material, titanium, where it is placed and fuses with the patient’s jawbone.
The abutment is used to attach the dental implant post to the tooth crown or prosthesis.
Tooth Crown/ Prosthesis:
The tooth crown or prosthesis is the part of the dental implant that can be seen over the gumline. A temporary prosthesis can be used until the final prosthesis is ready and the site of the surgically placed dental implants have healed.
Dental implants can successfully replace extracted teeth because the dental implant post stimulates the patient’s jawbone, keeping it healthy and strong. Before their dental implants are placed, patients can also use sedation dentistry options to ease any anxiety or nervousness and have a virtually pain-free procedure experience.
Come To Our Office So We Can Replace Your Extracted Teeth With Dental Implants
Following a tooth extraction, dental implants are a great solution to achieve a fantastic new smile. You should come to our modern and advanced office so we can restore your smile. Get in contact with Dr. Timothy J. Pruett and our exceptional team at our Lakeview Comprehensive Dentistry office to schedule an appointment today!