What are my options for replacing an extracted tooth?
Having a tooth extracted can be an emotionally difficult process. Our teeth provide essential functions in our mouths, and we use our smiles daily to communicate emotion to other people.
If you have recently had a tooth extracted, you may be feeling discouraged or embarrassed by the new gap in your smile. The good news, however, is that you have several options for replacing an extracted tooth!
If you had only one tooth extracted, or if you had singular teeth extracted at different places in your mouth, dental implants are likely your best treatment option. Dental implants provide a sturdy, secure alternative to natural teeth. The only visible portion of a dental implant is the porcelain crown on top of the implant, and this crown will blend right in with your other teeth.
If you are missing several teeth in one area of your mouth, dental bridges are another possible treatment option. Dental bridges work well when multiple teeth have been extracted in a concentrated location. As their name implies, dental bridges act as a bridge to cover a gap left behind by extraction sites.
Full or Partial Dentures
If you have had many different teeth extracted, our Somerset, NH dental office will likely recommend dentures. Partial dentures are also a great treatment option if you do not have enough remaining natural teeth for a dental bridge.
Even after a tooth has been extracted, you can still maintain a natural-looking smile. For more information on dental extractions in Somersworth, NH, call us at Urgent Dental Care of New Hampshire today!