When removing a tooth, it is important to consider what will happen to the empty space. Wisdom teeth are in the back of the mouth, so that site should heal on its own with no complications. If a non-wisdom tooth is removed and nothing is done with the extraction site, the jaw bone will degenerate and change shape during healing and can cause your teeth to shift. This can create problems with the bite and affect the ability to speak and chew.
This empty space can be filled with a dental implant or a bridge. A sturdy jaw bone is necessary to install the dental implant. If you opt for a dental bridge, the bridge must be molded and placed before the teeth shift.
Based on your preference and our recommendation, we will layout a treatment plan to move forward with the removal of the tooth/teeth.
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