Your tooth stands the best chance if you seek treatment in a timely manner. In other words, don’t take over-the-counter medicines to mask pain and avoid seeing the dentist. Always contact us at the first signs of trouble.
However, if your tooth is badly damaged and your dentist discovers that it cannot be saved through root canal therapy, we recommend extraction. Extraction prevents the infection from spreading further and putting your other teeth at risk. It also eliminates toothache.
Following extraction, it is important to your well-being and your oral health to replace the lost tooth.
A dental implant is the option most recommended by dentists for tooth replacement. It is a titanium tooth root capable of integrating into the bone. Your dentist surgically places this root and allows for this integration—typically, several months. When integration is complete, we top your tooth root with a dental crown.
With this option, you have a lasting prosthetic that does not require additional maintenance steps.
A partial denture is a plate or arch colored to match your gums. Your dentist customizes this arch with the teeth you need to fill smile gaps.
With this option, you have a time-tested prosthetic that completes your smile.
A dental bridge is a restoring tooth (or teeth) that stands in for those you’ve lost. This bridge is cemented between dental crowns, which lock the bridge to adjacent teeth. This allows the bridge teeth to fill in your smile.
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic that requires only a few additional steps added to your oral care routine.