When Tooth Extraction Is Necessary
Extraction Site Preservation
Whether a tooth is lost by accident or extracted due to necessity, its loss can have long-lasting effects on the health, balance, and integrity of your bite. The loss of the tooth’s root, in particular, can cause the surrounding jawbone to resorb, gradually changing the shape of the jawbone.
To preserve your bite and make replacing the tooth easier, we offer tooth extraction site preservation, which involves using biocompatible material to fortify the emptied tooth socket. By preserving the extraction site, you have a higher chance of qualifying for a dental implant—a prosthetic post that is inserted into the jawbone to support a lifelike replacement crown. Replacing an extracted tooth with a dental implant helps preserve the long-term integrity of the jawbone by reestablishing stimulation every time you bite and chew.