Unfortunately, in some situations, a tooth or teeth have had such extensive destruction by cavities, gum disease or trauma that the tooth or teeth must be removed. When a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth often shift and tilt since the stability of the arch has been compromised by the loss of the extracted tooth. This situation leads to an increased risk for cavities, periodontal disease and the loss of more teeth. To prevent additional loss of teeth, it is very important to replace missing teeth with partials, bridges or implants, depending on the unique situation of each individual.
At Dental Health Experts, we will take the time to speak with you about all of your dental concerns and make sure that you are fully comfortable in your treatment choices.