In some cases, injury or decay damages a tooth so extensively that extraction is the only proper treatment option to start you on the path toward renewed dental health. We can remove your troublesome tooth and give you the treatment options for replacing that tooth, completing your beautiful smile once again.
Q: How can losing a back tooth affect my smile?
A: Losing a back tooth will darken your overall smile, making it look smaller and narrower. Your smile will appear to stop short, and the look will be exaggerated if your missing tooth has teeth on both sides of it. Function during chewing will be reduced, and the function of many teeth can be affected by losing just one tooth. When you are missing a tooth, you compensate by chewing differently, putting pressure on different parts of your mouth. This can cause your other teeth to shift, creating gaps and spaces and may even cause fractures that result in additional tooth loss or in the need for restorations.
A dental implant is one of the most permanent forms
of restorative dentistry and can be used to restore
a single tooth or several teeth.