If you have had a tooth extracted, you probably think your worries are over for that tooth. The team at William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry wants to educate you about this all too real issue.
You may still have some problems ahead—even if you don’t care about the gap in your smile.
Problems With Extracted Teeth
First, 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 man or woman, and it makes them look a lot older.
Another issue 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 procedure that will prevent both of these conditions.
The Best Solution For An Extracted Tooth
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 durable 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 exact 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.
If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, come experience our amazing implant dentistry services at our San Antonio office today. You will be amazed at how natural a dental implant looks and feels.
If you want to learn about the possibilities for your smile, call William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in San Antonio. We also offer general and family dentistry.