Missing teeth do more than just damage your confidence. They can make it more difficult for you to eat and speak and may allow the remaining teeth to shift out of alignment.
This all depends on your lifestyle and preferences. You can choose from a dental bridge, a partial denture or dental implants. A dental bridge and dental implants are fixed solutions, while a partial denture is removable. A dental implant is the only restoration method that offers full functionality without the need for preparing the remaining teeth.
If you leave gaps in your teeth, the gums can recede and leave the surrounding teeth more exposed and less supported. The bone can also shrink, which may lead to a sunken appearance in your facial structure. Gaps in your teeth can also allow surrounding teeth to move out of alignment.
We will allow the extraction site to heal before placing any replacement tooth. You may be able to place a dental implant or bridge directly after extraction, but this isn’t always possible. We will discuss restoration options with you during your extraction consultation.