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Do Dentures or Implants Require Tooth Extractions?

October 16, 2020 1:09 am | Published by

Dentures and dental implants are two popular treatments for restoring teeth and getting back to a full smile. In this blog post, we discuss when a tooth extraction is coupled with one of these restorative procedures.

When Extractions May Be Necessary

Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. If you’re already missing most of your teeth on one arch (or both arches) or most of your teeth are badly decayed or damaged, it may be best to remove your remaining natural teeth. Therefore, a set of full dentures will replace your natural arch of teeth. When your natural teeth are compromised in some way, dentures can improve the function and appearance of your smile!

Sometimes a tooth that is decayed or damaged can be repaired with root canal therapy. However, sometimes a tooth is so heavily diseased or damaged that the best course of action is to have it extracted. After the tooth is removed and the area heals, the gap can be filled with a tooth replacement. Common single tooth replacements include bridges and dental implants. A dental implant consists of a biocompatible metal post surgically inserted into the jawbone, which acts as a root replacement. This is then topped with a realistic-looking dental crown.

A Personal Consultation

As with any health-related questions, the best thing you can do is see a trained professional for an in-person consultation. Because of how many different factors are involved, each restorative dental treatment is unique. With an in-person assessment, you can rest easy knowing that all your specific health conditions and personal dental goals are taken into consideration.

As providers of dentures, dental implants, and full-mouth reconstruction, Optima Dental Spa is happy to welcome you into one of our practice locations across the Pacific Northwest.

During your visit, we will assess your oral health situation and give you our professional recommendations. Contact us today to set up your consultation!

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