22 May Evaluate And Consider Your Options
If you have lost a tooth to extensive decay or if it has been damaged beyond repair your best alternative is to have the tooth extracted. The longer a diseased tooth is left to fester the higher the risk for infection.
As important as it is to have the tooth removed asap prompt replacement is just as critical. The loss can affect the look of your smile, change the shape of your mouth or cause the surrounding teeth to move out of position. Discussing a means of replacement even before the tooth is extracted may be the way to go. Your dentist can point out the pros and cons of the various options available and after careful evaluation he may offer a recommendation.
A denture, a bridge or a dental implant are the big three choices for tooth replacement. Implants have become so popular because they provide a more permanent solution. Your dentist will perform a surgical procedure to install the implant into your jawbone. When it is in place the implant will act as the tooth’s root. It will take some time for the implant to bond to the bone and then the top or crown of the tooth can be attached.
Visit the Fit To Smile website to learn about the in house dental plan available to patients. Call the Englewood location @ 303-732-5310 or 303-963-9954 in Highlands Ranch to arrange a consultation.