Extraction Site Preservation
After a tooth is extracted there is empty space left where the tooth once was. While wisdom teeth are in the back of your mouth and tend to heal with little to no complications if any other tooth is extracted the space left behind could lead to problems down the line. For example jaw bone degeneration can happen and that will cause teeth to shift. Teeth shifting will eventually lead to negative affects on your ability to speak and chew properly.
There are many options on how to deal with extraction site preservation, some of the best options are dental implants or dental bridges. There are a few important things to consider when going with either of these options, a dental implant will require the jawbone to be able to endure the pressure or the molding and placement process for dental bridges will need to be completed before the teeth start shifting.
It is important to discuss all your extraction site preservation options with us. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.