What Are the Alternatives to Tooth Extractions?
Tooth extractions are a last resort treatment for teeth that are severely damaged, infected, or beyond saving. Unfortunately, when a tooth is damaged beyond repair, it cannot always be saved. Extractions are sometimes necessary in order to keep you healthy.
However, extractions should not be taken lightly. When the tooth is extracted, the empty space left behind will need to be filled. Otherwise, the other teeth in the jaw may shift out of place, causing misalignment.
Filling the space left by an extracted tooth as soon as possible is the best way to prevent misalignment and other complications. Dental implants, bridges, and dentures can all be used to fill the empty space. If you choose an implant, then you will need to allow a natural process called osseointegration in order to stabilize the implant and prevent it from shifting out of place.
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